• 5K for PAK!

  • Kyle Dine to Perform at FARE's Food Allergy Heroes Walk on 10/21!

               

    6 years ago, a musician came all the way from Canada to entertain our PAK youth. His name is Kyle Dine...His songs inspire our kids to embrace their allergies with self confidence and courage. 

    We are delighted to announce that on October 21 at FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk, Kyle Dine will be back again to encourage kids of all ages in our Charlotte area. He will be entertaining and singing at the bandshell at Freedom Park and joining the ImPAKt crew for a song or two! 

    Please join us in welcoming back this incredible FOOD ALLERGY HERO!  

    Here is what you can do:

    • Register for the Walk at http://fare.foodallergy.org/Charlotte:  FARE's Food Allergy Heroes Walk provides a special opportunity for those affected by food allergies to make lasting connections, unite in a caring environment and share their inspiration with friends and neighbors.  There is no registration fee to join FARE’s Heroes Walk. When you register as a captain, you start a Team Website where people can either donate or join your team. All registered children will receive heroes capes!

    • Spread the word!  Invite friends, neighbors, and families to our Heroes Walk.  Raise awareness and spread the word on social media! 

    • Check out at www.kyledine.com  Get ready to sing along with Kyle and ImPAKt!   Kyle’s concerts are a fun way to raise much needed awareness within the entire Charlotte community!

    PAK would like to give a special thanks to Carrie Merner, Teri Saurer, and Jennifer Barrett for making this happen!

  • Epinephrine Options

    Here is a pdf for easy printing... 2017 Epinephrine Options.pdf

  • Food Allergy Awareness Week

    May 14-20 is Food Allergy Awareness Week! 

    PAK is jazzing up your May with THREE incredible meetings plus a DARE to raise awareness... www.pakcharlotte.org/dare 

    Saturday, May 13, 3:00 - 5:00 PM: PAK Baking Class Featuring a Baking Panel: Leigh Ann Worley:  creating Silhouette images, Gabby Starr of Gab’s Goodies: cupcake decorating, Mary Herrington of Mrs. GF: gluten free baking. There will be short demos for each topic and a Q&A at the end. Feel free to take away an arsenal of baking tips and tools. This is for adults only. The ingredients used at this demo can be tweeked to tailor to your own personal allergy set. RSVP to info@pakcharlotte.org This event will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church in the Parish Center Kitchen 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy 28277
    Thursday, May 18, 7:00 PM: Bridge the Nutrition Gap
    Raquel Durban is a registered dietitian with the Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte. She will lead an educational session of Bridging the Gap to connect diagnosis to management. Management is more than food avoidance, it's focusing on what is available and how it provides fuel to the body while ensuring quality of life. Let us know what topics and information you would like to discuss so Raquel may shape this discussion to be more integrative and informative! RSVP and send questions to: info@pakcharlotte.org  This meeting will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church in the Parish Center Family Room 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy Clt  28277 
     
    Saturday, May 20, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Bring Your Friends: To Learn About Allergies & Anaphylaxis Guest Speakers: Dr. Maeve O'Connor with AAIR of Charlotte, Dr. Aerick Williams of Allergy Partners of Rowan-Salisbury, Jon Eccleston, MSW from Carolinas Therapy Solutions  
    Who: For PAK Families Ages Kindergarten - High School
    What: INVITE YOUR FRIENDS...Let’s “PAK” the Library! As part of Food Allergy Awareness Week, this will be an opportunity to chat with the Charlotte community allergists and therapist to help our friends gain better understanding of how we manage allergies.
    1:30 - 2:00 PM will be a panel discussion for all
    2:00 - 4:00 PM Round Table discussions Topics will include epinephrine training, what happens during a reaction and the emotional impact it has on our lives broken down into age groups
    Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg South County Public Library 5801 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277 in their Community Room
    RSVP with ages of attendees to help the guest speakers plan accordingly:info@pakcharlotte.org

    SAVE THE DATE: First Ever PAK 5K at the Yiasou Greek Festival 5K Price goes up on June 22, so secure your space today!
    Saturday, August 26 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
    600 East Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203 We are overjoyed to announce PAK will have a 5K this summer thanks to our Premier Sponsor, Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte! To Register, go tohttps://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Charlotte/YiasouGreekFestival5K  There will be a place to enter our code “PAK” which will give PAK 10$ per adult and 5$ per student! Please share this post on your personal pages and send to all the runners you know! 
  • DARE TO BE...JUST LIKE ME

    DARE TO BE...JUST LIKE ME 
    With Food Allergy Awareness Week approaching, we are enlisting you, our members, to raise awareness like you have never done before! We are thrilled to roll out a new endeavor, Dare to Be...Just like Me. Although we are managing different allergies, as members of Parents of Allergic Kids, we have one thing in common. We wish people truly understood what it is like for our children and our families to manage food allergies. It is not simply removing a food. Food is everywhere. It is all encompassing for celebrations, holidays, school events, each and every day we have to keep vigilant. We want this to be the next online viral sensation to raise awareness about living with food allergies, EoE and other dietary restrictions. Please share this on all of your social media outlets, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email, etc. in addition to challenging your own family and friends. This fabulous challenge was brought to us by PAK mom, Kerrie Sperduto  and her sweet daughter Gabriella. To learn how it all began and to get more details and tips to have a successful DARE, check out  www.pakcharlotte.org/dare

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