Utah Food Allergy Network (UFAN)

Get your Easter Baskets Ready!

Help us celebrate our 6th annual Food-Free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26th!

Thousands of eggs are being filled with toys for your child’s Easter basket! Come and enjoy a craft and a photo with the Easter Bunny, all in a sugar-free and allergy-friendly environment. Ages 0-12 welcome. 10 eggs guaranteed for each child.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and ends March 12th–there will be NO on-site registration accepted.

Thank you! This project was made possible through a community grant from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).  Print

 

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NEXT STEPS after Sanofi recalls ALL Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors!

1 – Visit the Auvi-Q web page to get the most current updates on the recall. Sanofi has been responding to all relevant questions, concerns, and providing direction as they increase bandwidth in responding to consumer concerns there.

Sanofi has added an additional phone number for consumers to call to get directions for returning your device and reimbursement information. Please call EITHER 1-877-319-8963 OR 1-866-726-6340. They had previously noted that, due to the high volume of calls being received, callers may have received a message that the line is down, and are asking to please call back if this happens.

2 – Sanofi also recommends consumers contact their healthcare providers to obtain a new prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector. They have noted that in the event of a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), patients should only use their Auvi-Q device if another epinephrine auto-injector is not available, and then call 911 or local medical emergency services.

3 – Finally, Mylan has issued a press release confirming the availability of EpiPen Auto-Injector for U.S. patients affected by Sanofi’s Auvi-Q® recall. Additionally, Mylan offers several patient programs and resources including the “$0 Co-Pay Offer” for eligible patients* and a patient assistance program for qualified individuals. Patients can download the co-pay card at epipen.com.

One of the top questions being asked is, “Will I have to pay for a replacement device?” From the Sanofi website FAQ, “Initially, patients will need to pay for their replacement device. Sanofi US will reimburse patients for the full out‑of‑pocket cost when they receive a new epinephrine auto‑injector.” So be sure to keep your receipts! Also, consider calling around to different pharmacies if you are having a hard time locating replacement devices.

Teal Pumpkins + Star Wars = UFAN Trunk-or-Treat Tomorrow!!!

You don’t want to miss dozens of families painting pumpkins teal for food allergy awareness and a Star Wars themed vehicle complete with star troopers and the bad guy himself while little ninjas and fairies prance around collecting safe non-food treats from spectacularly decorated trunks!!! It’s going to be SPOOKTACULAR!

A special THANK YOU to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), Urban Farm & Feed, and the 501st Legion for helping us make this the biggest and best event of the year benefiting kids with severe food allergies, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, and PKU disorders.

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UTAH: Kids & Families Need Your Help! Ask Senator Hatch to Lead the Formation of a Rare Disease Caucus

Kids and families need your help! 1 in 10 Americans suffer from a Rare Disease…this includes Eosinophilic Disorders! Please sign this letter asking Utah Senator Orrin Hatch to lead the Senate Rare Disease Caucus via the link below. A few seconds of your time = Utah leading the nation on saving lives. THANK YOU!

http://goo.gl/forms/AgIbzx1Imh

Virtual Viewing Party Tonight for APFED’s 2015 Annual Conference!

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Conference Agenda & Speakers – Register Today!

We are excited to announce the stellar line-up for the 5th annual Utah Food Allergy Conference on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in the Doty Family Education Center at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Check out these amazing sessions and speakers that are sure to provide an invaluable educational experience while you network with others and visit our exhibitor hall, packed with resources and free samples/coupons!

Three tracks are provided for food allergy, eosinophilic disorders, and teens (bring your siblings & friends ages 11-17)…you’ll have access to the most recent recommendations and research from experts in the field. We also have a practitioner track featuring eosinophilic disorders and pathology of EGID (email mfogg@utahfoodallergy.org for details).

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Candy-free Easter Hunt a Huge Hit!

We had a hoppin’ good time at our 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt! Over 2,000 plastic eggs and toys for 150 kids, including a fun craft and the Easter bunny himself, brought joy and happiness on Saturday March 28th at Southwood Park in Murray. The event was sponsored in-part by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) and provided a fun and safe food-free environment for kids with food allergies and their families.

On our Facebook page Kamaile Anne posted, “Thanks for putting on the food free Easter egg hunt. My son said it was the best egg hunt ever :)” and Shauntel Acuna said, “Thank you so much for doing the food free Easter egg hunt! We had so much fun this is going to be a new family tradition!” Michelle Fogg said in her post, “We had a great morning at the 5th annual ‪#‎UFAN‬ Easter Egg Hunt! Love that my children could enjoy in a safe community event. Huge thanks to all the volunteers for making it a big success this year!”

We hope you enjoy some of the event photos below and give a big thanks to Lou Ann Donahue for volunteering her talents! Photo credit Lulabelle Photography & Design http://lmgdonahue.wix.com/lbphotoanddesign (unless otherwise noted).