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Welcome to Food Allergy Families of Rockland (FAF Rockland). We are a new support group in Rockland County NY, for families with children who suffer with food allergies. You don't have to be from Rockand to join! Check back with us to find out when FAF Rockland will host our first meeting.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The FAAN Walk Was Tons of Fun!

We had a great time at the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy in Ridgewood, NJ this year. Unfortunately my computer deleted all our fun photos that we wanted to share. We raised about $1,300.00, just $200 short of our goal, but still a great result. Thanks to all who donated and walked with us.

We also got to sample some goodies and met some interesting people. He are some of them:

Our local favorite baker Antoinette from Grandma's Kitchenhttp://www.grandmaskitchennj.com/default.asp
Divvies: http://www.divvies.com
Sunbutter:  http://www.sunbutter.com/
Home Free:  http://www.homefreetreats.com/
Enjoy Life: http://www.enjoylifefoods.com/
No Nut Nation had some really yummy brownies! http://nonutnation.com
Galaxy Products (a cheese alternative): http://www.galaxyfoods.com/galaxy-products/

There was someone there with lollie pops but I can't remember who they are. Sorry.

Besides food there were also some other support groups there, as well as some great products. One that was a favorite of mine was from The Allergic Traveler. It's a card with your allergies on it in English and in the language of the country you are traveling to.  This way you can clearly communicate what food allergies you or you child has. I love this idea!

AllerMates: www.Allermates.com
My Favorite magazine Allergic Living was there too.
AllerMates: www.Allermates.com

Support Groups in attendance:
Food Allergy & Asthma Support Group of North Jersey
Supportive Parents of Allergic Kids (SPOAK)

I'm sure I'm forgetting some other great people and products. I'll have to get Helen to add the ones I forgot.

Oh and the Next FAF meeting is on Nov. 16th at 7pm at the Pearl River Library. Our Guest is Jonathan Elias from ImmunoDiagnostics will be there to talk about his companies new peanut test. 


Hope to see you all at the next meeting.

Best,
Diane

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