In honor of Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month, we selected two winners in May for our year-long #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine campaign.
Meet Jude, 4, and JCS, 13!
Jude is from Avon Lake, Ohio. He is allergic to wheat, barley, oats, rye, peanuts and eggs. Jude and his family visited Paris in May. His mom said, "It's always a challenge traveling with food allergies, but it's worth it for the experiences!"
JCS, a 7th grader from New York City, enjoyed a safe class trip to Washington, D.C. this spring. Her mom, who has three children with multiple food allergies, worked with restaurants beforehand so she could have safe meals. JCS brought some extra safe food just in case.
"The trip went off without a hitch!" her mom wrote.
JCS also presented several food allergy awareness programs for her entire middle school during the month of May.
Both families win their choice of $400 worth of Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ products.
Where do you take your or your child's epinephrine? Show us your epinephrine when you hit the road this summer! Add your photo to our campaign and the next winner could be you! (You do not need to show your auto-injectors - just show us a photo of where you have taken them with you in your photos.)
Studies show many people leave their emergency medicine behind, so take yours with you – to the beach, to the pool, to the movies, anywhere you go.
Remember, epinephrine is the only treatment for anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that must be treated immediately.
Check out our contest announcement for more information.
To enter, share your photo with the hashtag #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine on the platform of your choice:
• On our website - KFA Community Album (must login or register first)
• On KFA's Facebook page
• Instagram (tag @kidswithfoodallergies)
• Twitter (tag @kfatweets)
• Pinterest (follow us @kfapins)
For contest rules, click here.
This campaign is sponsored by Mylan Specialty, maker of the EpiPen™ brand of epinephrine auto-injector.