Formed in April 2006 by parents that have children with various allergies. Our members include parents of children (from babies to young adults) with life-threatening food, latex and venom allergies. PAK, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, has grown to over 1,000 families in Charlotte, North Carolina and the surrounding area.
We have a variety of meetings, guest speakers, special events such as family yoga workshops, and seasonal food-free children’s events. We have recently added a group, imPAKt, to engage our teens in various activities, i.e. field day, community service, outreach to our younger members. Our educational meetings cover topics such as research updates, asthma, and epinephrine training.
We also host parent get togethers, advocacy projects, i.e. working with local school boards to create anaphylaxis and allergy protocols, nurses in schools, epinephrine legislation, and community education. We work with a team of Board Certified Allergists that assist us in these endeavors.
Become a PAK member by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a free new member packet of information and be added to our closed Facebook group for PAK Charlotte Members.