ALAA Latex Allergy Awareness Week Walk Press Release

September 21, 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
American Latex Allergy Association
Sue Lockwood, Executive Director
PO BOX 198
Slinger, WI 53086
Phone: (888) 97-ALERT
Email: alert@latexallergyresources.org
Website: www.latexallergyresources.org

 American Latex Allergy Association Sponsors:

 Latex Allergy Awareness Week Walk 2012

 LATEX ALLERGY... it's more than just the GLOVES! 

 

MILWAUKEE, WI (September 21, 2012) – ALAA’s Walk for Latex Allergy will take place in Long Island New York at Sunken Meadow State Park on Sunday October 7th, 2013 at 11 a.m. Miss Teen Long Island 2010 Leanne Pinard, will be the honorary chair/coordinator.

This is the first ever walk event for Latex Allergy. Physical Walking or Virtual Walking is available. Donations support the American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA), and help us increase the awareness about latex allergy, and raise money for advocacy and education.

An estimated 8-17% of health care workers, up to 68% of children with spina bifida and multiple surgeries and over 1% of the general population in the U.S. (about 3.5 million people) have latex allergy.

Registration for ALAA’s Walk for Latex Allergy is available at Latexawarenesswalk.wix.com/home
Individuals, families, groups, and anyone else wishing to raise funds for ALAA are encouraged to register for this event.

Check-in for the 5-mile walk starts at 11 a.m. and the walk begins at 12 p.m. Sunken Meadow State Park is located at State Highway 25A in Long Island. Following the Walk, participants can enjoy educational materials and resources from several local and national sponsors.

Please join us for the ALAA Walk for Latex Allergy!

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The American Latex Allergy Association (A.L.E.R.T., Inc.) is a national, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to create awareness of latex allergy through education and to provide support to individuals who have been diagnosed with latex allergy.

Latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins found in natural rubber latex, a product manufactured from a milky fluid that comes from the rubber tree. Latex allergy may cause allergic reactions from inhaled airborne latex particles or by contact, ranging from sneezing or a runny nose to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition.