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You Can Make a Difference in the Lives of Those With Asthma and Allergies

As May comes to a close, so does National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

Rashad Jennings, former New York Giants running back and Dancing With the Stars winner was diagnosed with asthma at 9 years old. He still chased his dream of playing in the NFL. Rashad wants children with allergies to learn safe ways to exercise and to know that their dreams can come true – even with asthma! 

We can help those with asthma, this month and every month, but only with your support. We can educate children with asthma about healthy ways to exercise and give them the tools to chase their dreams, but only with your support. On behalf of those we help, thank you. Your support makes a real difference, and we can’t do our important work without your help.

If you haven’t had a chance to support AAFA’s efforts to educate, support and advocate for those with asthma and allergies yet, visit our site to learn how you can donate.

Keep Your Medicines Close With Our AAFA Running Pack

On the go? It’s important to take your emergency medicines with you at all times, whether you’re riding, running, walking or shopping. With our AAFA running pack, you can easily keep your medicines close in case of an emergency. Your purchase also helps us continue our mission to improve the quality of life for those affected by asthma, allergies and food allergies. Visit our online store to see the AAFA running pack and other medicine bags.

10 Steps to Managing Grass Pollen

Grasses are the most common cause of allergy. During the spring and summer, grass pollen is highest. But there are steps you can take to manage your symptoms. Learn ways you can prevent allergic reactions to grass.

Bryan Farthing Climbs Mt. Denali for AAFA Alaska

On May 13, 2017, Bryan Farthing started his climb up Mt. Denali, the highest mountain in North America, to raise funds and awareness for AAFA’s Alaska chapter. AAFA Alaska hosts an annual camp for children with asthma: Peninsula Puffers. Sixty-five percent of campers attend on a full scholarship and the remaining camper fees are greatly subsidized.

On average, it takes 17 to 21 days to climb Mt. Denali. Bryan is still on his expedition and you can follow his adventure. We wish Bryan luck as he climbs. We are grateful he chose to help AAFA Alaska through this incredible effort!

Final Chance: Show Us How you #TackleAsthma and #TackleAllergies

We have two more “healthier home” packages filled with Certified asthma & allergy friendly® products for photos with the most inspirational power.

To participate, post a photo showing how you overcome asthma and allergies. Include one of the hashtags #TackleAsthma #Contest or #TackleAllergies #Contest with your photo by 11:59 pm on May 31. See the official rules for details.
News & Research

Do You Have Asthma or Allergies? You May Be Eligible to Participate in Exciting Study on Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air pollution can trigger asthma and allergies. Help us better understand indoor air quality and its effects on your health - see if you qualify to participate in exciting new research: There will be a cool gift for those who enter the study!
(Please note: this study is specifically seeking adults 18 years and older who meet certain criteria. If you have any type of indoor/outdoor allergies (for example: allergies to pollen, dust mites, or pet dander) please fill out the SnapSurvey.
Study on Indoor Air Quality
Join us on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from noon-1 pm ET to learn about:
  • Food allergies
  • Anaphylaxis risk factors (including asthma)
  • How to reduce your risks

Our expert presenter is Dr. Margaret Redmond of Nationwide Children's Hospital. She has an academic interest in anaphylaxis and food allergy in the summer camp and pre-hospital settings.

You may submit your questions in advance on the registration form. This webinar will be recorded - sign up to receive the recording if you can't attend the live meeting.

This webinar is made possible from sponsorship by Mylan Specialty.
Thank you for your continued support.
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