Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that happens when you are exposed to an allergen. It is estimated that up to 2% of the world population might experience anaphylaxis during their life time. Based on estimates, the condition is the cause of 1500 deaths each and every year.
Actress Julie Bowen, together with Mylan Specialty L.P. recently launched a competitionRaise Your Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness to make people aware of the condition. They have created a special website www.Anaphylaxis101.com where people can share their personal stories about it and tell why they think the awareness is important. As part of the campaign, four school districts will also be receiving a grant of $15 000 towards educational programs. The competition is open until October 1, 2013. The winners will be selected based on which school districts have the most individuals participating.
How can You Raise Your Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness? Go to www.Anaphylaxis101.com, sign in and choose your school district in the U.S. Share your personal reasons for raising your hand. Spread the word and invite others to do the same. You can raise your hand once a day every day as they will all count towards the number of raised hands in your school district.
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