2016 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award – Apply Now

2014-Sabrina-Shannon-Award-Banner

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced policy across Canada and the United States. The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award, made possible through an educational grant from TD Securities, provides two awards of $1,000 to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.

Details: 
Scholarship eligibility
– Canadian resident under the age of 25
– Enrolled at a post-secondary institution (i.e. entering first year of studies or continuing in current program
– Student has made exceptional contributions to raising food allergy awareness in their own community.

Amount
2x $1,000 awards

Instructions on how to apply
-A completed application form
-A 500-1500 word essay describing your efforts to raise awareness and educate others about life-threatening allergies
-Contact information for two references

Deadline to apply: June 10, 2016

Download the application form

2015 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award – Now Accepting Applications

2014-Sabrina-Shannon-Award-Banner

Anaphylaxis Canada is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award.

This award is dedicated to Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. During her life, Sabrina helped to raise awareness about food allergy by creating a first-person radio documentary, “A Nutty Tale,” which aired on CBC Radio in 2001. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept Sabrina’s spirit alive by advocating for allergy-aware school environments. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, resulting in landmark legislation that has influenced school anaphylaxis policies across Canada.

Two awards of $1,000 each will be granted to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.

Applications will be evaluated on a submission essay which describes the student’s efforts to raise awareness about severe allergies and anaphylaxis in their schools or communities.

The application form can be downloaded from Anaphylaxis Canada’s youth website http://www.whyriskit.ca. All applications must be submitted by June 19th, 2015.

Read about our 2014 award winners Sydney Harris, and Katherine Li and their accomplishments in raising allergy awareness in their communities.

For more information, please contact Anaphylaxis Canada at 1-866-785-5660 or info@anaphylaxis.ca. Award funded by a grant from TD Securities.

Anaphylaxis Canada

Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients of the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to congratulate the recipients of the fifth annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award: Sydney Harris (Barrie, ON) and Katherine Li (Calgary, AB). Sydney and Katherine were selected from a total of 88 applicants for their demonstrated commitment to raising awareness and educating others about severe allergies.

Sydney HSydney is 18 years old and will be entering her first year of a pre-health sciences program at Georgian College, Ontario. Since being diagnosed with food allergies at age 13, she has actively raised allergy awareness at her school through presentations for her classmates, and by providing anaphylaxis training to her high school teachers. She has also maintained a blog -“A Tale of Anaphylaxis”- where she provides tips and support for other teens with food allergies. Sydney has also been an active member of Anaphylaxis Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel for which she has written educational articles, exhibited at health fairs, and developed and delivered various conference presentations. Sydney was also a mentor in the first Allergy Pals Online Mentorship Program in 2014.

Katherine LKatherine is 19 years old and starting her second year of studies at McGill University, Quebec, where she is a part of the McGill Student Emergency Response Team (M-SERT). She has helped treat anaphylactic reactions on campus and educated fellow students on recognizing symptoms of anaphylaxis. Although she does not have food allergies herself, her interest in the condition led her to seek a two month summer internship at Dr. Wayne Shreffler’s lab at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases and Food Allergy Research Center. There she gained first-hand lab and clinical knowledge on oral immunotherapy treatment among other research.

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to thank all of the award applicants for their initiative, creativity, and commitment to raising allergy awareness and educating others in their communities. We received many excellent applications from across the country, and selecting recipients was not an easy task.

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. During her life, Sabrina worked to raise allergy awareness by creating the first-person radio documentary, “A Nutty Tale,” which aired on CBC radio in 2001. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept her spirit alive by advocating for allergy-safe schools and communities. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced anaphylaxis policies in schools across Canada.

We are proud to honour Sabrina’s memory with this award and the Sabrina Shannon Legacy Fund.

 

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is made possible through an educational grant from TD Securities.

 

Announcing the 2013 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award Recipients

Sabrina Shannon Award Graphic

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to congratulate the recipients of the fourth annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award: Nick Pothier (Picton, ON) and Arianne Kirkey (St. Andrews, ON). Nick and Arianne were selected from a number of excellent applicants for their demonstrated commitment to raising awareness and educating others about severe allergies.

Nick PothierNick is 19 years old and currently in his third year of Computer Science studies at the University of New Brunswick – Fredericton. Nick has been a long time allergy advocate starting with a grade 7 science fair project where he developed an allergy awareness video game to educate his classmates. Recently, Nick designed an Android smartphone application for youth with food allergies which will be launched in August. The app contains valuable allergy information and advice from allergic teens. He has also been an active member of the Anaphylaxis Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel, for which he has written blog articles, recorded podcasts, and developed and delivered various conference presentations.

Arianne KirkeyArianne is 23 years old and entering her fourth year of studies at the University of Ottawa. She believes that her food allergies have opened many doors for her and allowed her to share her passion to help others. She was a mentor in a online support study through the University of Alberta where she ran weekly support sessions for youth with food allergies. Arianne has a personal blog “Special Allergy Alert” that shares tips and knowledge on key areas such as managing allergies in high school and food allergy bullying. She has also been an active member of Anaphylaxis Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel, for which she has been a co-leader of an online mentorship committee that is planning its program launch later this year.

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to thank all of the award applicants for their initiative, creativity, and commitment to raising allergy awareness and educating others in their communities. We received many excellent applications from across the country, and selecting recipients was not an easy task.

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. During her life, Sabrina worked to raise allergy awareness by creating the first-person radio documentary, “A Nutty Tale,” which aired on CBC radio in 2001. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept her spirit alive by advocating for allergy-safe schools and communities. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced anaphylaxis policies in schools across Canada.

We are proud to honour Sabrina’s memory with this award and the Sabrina Shannon Legacy Fund.

June 21st Deadline for the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

Sabrina Shannon Award Graphic

Are you raising awareness about anaphylaxis at your school or in your community? You might be eligible to apply for the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award. Two $1,000 awards will be granted, but hurry, the application deadline is Friday, June 21st, 2013.

For more info: http://www.whyriskit.ca/pages/posts/apply-for-the-2013-sabrina-shannon-memorial-award41.php

 

Apply for the 2013 Sabrina Shannon Award

Sabrina Shannon Award Graphic

Have you raised awareness and educated others about life-threatening allergies? Are you looking for ways to pay for next year’s tuition? Are you a Canadian resident under the age of 25? If yes, then we have some great news for you!

We are now accepting applications for the 2013 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award!

We will be granting two awards of $1,000 each to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.

This award recognizes the important role that youth play in raising awareness and educating others about life-threatening allergies. It is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept Sabrina’s spirit alive by advocating for safer schools and communities across Canada.

This award has been funded through the generous support of TD Securities.

To apply, submit the following by JUNE 21, 2013:

  • A completed application form (download below)
  • A 500-1500 word essay, describing your efforts to raise awareness and educate others about life-threatening allergies
  • Contact information for two references

To start the application process, and to learn more, download the application form.

Anaphylaxis Canada has also created the Sabrina Shannon Legacy Fund to honour Sabrina’s life and memory. Donations made to this fund will help to support Anaphylaxis Canada’s youth programming. For more information, click here.

Visit webpage for the award at www.whyriskit.ca.

Congratulations to this year’s Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award recipients!

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to congratulate the recipients of the third annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award: Daniela Deschamps (Oakville, ON) and Lindsay Schnarr (Markham, ON). Daniela and Lindsay were selected from a number of excellent applicants for their demonstrated commitment to raising awareness and educating others about severe allergies.

Daniela is 18 years old and entering her first year of studies at Queen’s University. She believes that living with allergies has taught her confidence and maturity. She has drawn on her experiences to educate friends, classmates, teammates, teachers, and others by speaking to them about allergies, demonstrating the use of epinephrine auto-injectors, and running an “adopt an allergy” day. She has also been an active member of Anaphylaxis Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel, for which she has written newsletter articles, recorded podcasts, developed and delivered youth conference presentations, spoken to parents of allergic children, and participated in an epinephrine auto-injector focus group.

Lindsay is 19 years old and entering her third year of studies at the University of Guelph. She believes that living with allergies has contributed to her outgoing nature and passion for educating others. She has volunteered in a food allergy research lab and as a lay reviewer for an allergy research network, providing feedback on research proposals from the perspective of an allergic individual. She has developed a campus club for allergic students, which she will be launching in September. She has also been an active member of Anaphylaxis Canada’s Youth Advisory Panel, for which she has written newsletter articles and blog entries, developed and delivered youth conference presentations, spoken to parents of allergic children, and volunteered at Ask the Allergist sessions.

Anaphylaxis Canada would like to thank all of the award applicants for their initiative, creativity, and commitment to raising allergy awareness and educating others in their communities. We received many excellent applications from across the country, and selecting recipients was not an easy task.

The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. During her life, Sabrina worked to raise allergy awareness by creating the first-person radio documentary, “A Nutty Tale,” which aired on CBC radio in 2001. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept her spirit alive by advocating for allergy-safe schools and communities. In 2005, Sabrina’s Law was passed in Ontario, providing landmark legislation that has influenced anaphylaxis policies in schools across Canada.

We are proud to honour Sabrina’s memory with this award and the Sabrina Shannon Legacy Fund.

A Scholarship Like No Other: The Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

Are you heading off to university or college this coming September? Whether you are entering your very first year or returning for another, you’re in the right place!

Less than a month from now, applications for the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award are due – but don’t fret! There is still plenty of time to submit your application!

Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

What is this award, you might ask? Well, it’s a one of a kind opportunity to recognize teenagers and young adults who have helped to raise awareness of allergies and anaphylaxis in their communities. I would encourage anyone who is reading this to apply! The award not only highlights the amazing work done by various individuals, it also reminds us of the importance of educating others about the risks of allergies and anaphylaxis, so we can strive to prevent tragedies like that of Sabrina Shannon. Sadly, Sabrina passed away in 2003 after a fatal anaphylactic reaction at school.

Sydney walking at school

I was lucky enough to receive the award last year, in recognition of my design of an epinephrine auto-injector carrying device, my participation in “Ask a Teen” allergy panels, and my starring role in the educational video, Food Allergies and High School. Receiving the award was a tremendous honour. Plus, it provided me with the funding needed to purchase textbooks and get involved in my school’s synchronized swimming team. This coming fall, I will be returning to my second year of Nursing studies, and I look forward to reading about the 2012 recipients!

If you are interested in applying, please visit the Why Risk It? Youth Website at http://www.whyriskit.ca/pages/posts/2012-sabrina-shannon-memorial-award41.php.

Don’t forget to submit your application by June 22, 2012! If you have any questions about the award, please leave a comment below.

2012 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award!

Have you raised allergy awareness in your school or wider community? Have you educated others about life-threatening allergies? Are you looking for ways to pay for next year’s tuition? If so, then we have some great news for you!

Anaphylaxis Canada is now accepting applications for the 2012 Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award!

Anaphylaxis Canada will be granting two awards of $1,000 each: one to a student who is entering the first year of post-secondary education (i.e. university or college), and one to a student who is already enrolled in a post-secondary program.

This award recognizes the important role that youth play in raising awareness and educating others about life-threatening allergies. It is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have kept Sabrina’s spirit alive by advocating for safer schools and communities across Canada.

To apply, please submit the following by JUNE 22, 2012:

  • A completed application form (link below)
  • A 500-1500 word essay, describing your efforts to raise awareness and educate others about life-threatening allergies
  • Contact information for two references
  • A photocopy of your acceptance letter or proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution

For more information – or to get started on your application! – download an application form at:

http://www.whyriskit.ca/media/News/Sabrina%20Shannon%20Memorial%20Award%20-%202012%20-%20fillable%20form.pdf