June 21st Deadline for the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

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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

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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.

2012 – Why Risk It? Blog in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

We are amazed and delighted that our blog received 6,400 views in 2012! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the Why Risk it? Teen Allergy Blog. We hope you found the content helpful and enjoyable as we shared our experiences living with food allergies together. Anaphylaxis Canada would also like to thank and acknowledge our Youth Advisory Panel for their continued excellence in blog content. The youthful perspective provided on this blog is invaluable to the greater allergy community. Keep up the great work in 2013!

Click here to see the complete report.