Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Food Allergy Awareness Week!

It's Food Allergy Awareness Week.

I can't tell you how many times in my life people see my Medic Alert Bracelet and ask what my medical issues are. I've been wearing one for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, I lost my bracelet somewhere between Boston and Montreal on Sunday. I'm so bummed about it because it was a 'nice' sterling silver one. They come in all sorts of varieties now, but I'm not a believer of getting one of the really fancy Medic Alert bracelets that look like jewelry because I'm scared people won't recognize it for its function in case of emergency.

I guess it's not so strange, but I felt uncomfortable going in public without wearing one for the first time in years. Yesterday, I went straight to my mothers to pick up an old one. I'm going to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing a Medic Alert if you have food allergies. It truly can save lives.

What are you going to do to raise awareness this week?