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ANAPHYLAXIS AND FOOD ALLERGY ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA
July 1, 2010

AFAA is and has been an amazing organization to work with on many levels! As a parent of a child with food allergies there are daily battles. We have ongoing worries about safety, security, belonging, and enjoyment of life for our children. AFAA supports parents and individuals with food allergies in so many amazing ways. They get the word out to the public that food allergies need to be taken seriously by meeting with legislators, going to the state capitol, and completing interviews on television and radio. AFAA includes children in their work as they have holiday activities that do not involve food. A few of our favorites are the Halloween party, 4th of July parade, and the Walk at the Mall of America. What amazes me is the dedication and persistence that the leaders of this organization show. They have been positive role models for me and family from the first encounter with AFAA! We look forward to our life long journey with food allergies knowing that we have AFAA on our side.

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being invited to be the chair of the annual conference at the University of Minnesota, volunteering at the Minnesota State fair, sitting in on a meeting with Minnesota legislators, receiving e-magazines of upcoming events, and being kept up to date on news and events centered around food allergies.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Former Chair of the AFAA conference at U of M, volunteer at the Minnesota State Fair, raised funds for AFAA walk, etc.