Belfast City Marathon 2019
Hi everyone,In two weeks time I will be running the Belfast City Marathon to raise awareness of food allergen's and their risk of anaphylaxis in allergy sufferers.Myself and my sister Danielle have suffered from severe food allergies our entire life. I am passionate about raising awareness of allergies as I understand how they can negatively impact peoples lives.Anaphylaxis is a live threatening reaction which can be triggered by food allergens and can cause death in allergic sufferers. Unfortunately, anaphylaxis has taken many lives and changed the quality of lives of those who have suffered a reaction.Important things to take away if you are reading this ….For those who have allergies:Do not be ashamed of your allergiesAlways thoroughly check food labels and inform food establishments of all allergies when eating out.Do not be afraid to triple check with chef's and/or food servers if you think they do not understand the severity of your allergies.Those preparing food for allergen sufferers:Take ALL precautions to provide a safe meal.Always read the label and avoid cross-contamination with allergens.For more information see, https://www.allergyuk.org/
Thank you for taking the time to read this and any donations to support Allergy UK would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks,Stephanie x