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Join us for FAAVB Kids FUNDAY!

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FAAVB Funday Flyer

“Lego®” your plans and join us for a food free afternoon filled with

Lego® Bricks Designs and FUN!

Saturday April 5, 2014

Christ Presbyterian Church

709 Aragona Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Older children will work with a partner to engineer a signature Bricks 4 Kidz® model.   Younger children can build with hundreds of Duplo® blocks to create loads of Lego® fun.

Children 1-12 $ are $8.00 in advance, $10 at the door.

Payment can be made in advance with the following link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3JEGDGFSDEXUS

Come meet new friends and BUILD some FUN!

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The FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Virginia Beach on November 2, 2013

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Register Online TODAY:  www.foodallergywalk.org/virginiabeach

Like us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/FAREWalkVirginiaBeach

The FARE Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of Americans seeking a safe world for those living with food allergies. The Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in communities nationwide to fund food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. Join us; whether you are walking for your health or in honor of a loved one with food allergies, your fundraising efforts and support will make a difference! This special day will include fun activities for the entire family. Register today – as an individual or start a team and invite your friends, family and co-workers. Help us say FAREwell to food allergies!

Walk Location
Mount Trashmore Park
310 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Walk Route is 2 Miles

Walk Schedule
Registration/Check-in: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Walk Ceremony: 10:00 am
Walk Begins: Immediately Following Ceremony

The walk will take place rain or shine!

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Biotech at the Beach

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After being invited to Biotech at the Beach for several months, my schedule finally allowed me to attend this monthly Friday gathering.  I had a personal reason to hear from the keynote, as well, so I was excited to be there.  Welcomed with enthusiastic smiles, a nametag, and an opportunity to network with a variety of community professionals, my experience of Biotech at the Beach was comfortable and educational.  In attendance were college professors, physicians, researchers, and entrepreneurs interested in increasing awareness of biotechnology.  Included in this intimate group was featured speaker Evan T. Edwards, co-founder of Intelliject®, a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Evan told his story of him and his twin brother, Eric, growing up with food allergies and anaphylaxis reactions.  While it was uncommon years ago, today food allergies are increasing, and unfortunately, growing exponentially in young children.  The slide deck featured pictures of children and Evan pointed out his brother’s daughter, Evan’s niece, who has a life threatening food allergy.  Speaking about children and especially his niece, brought Evan to tears.  One could see that the company’s commitment to treating anaphylaxis was personal, a way to save lives, not just to make a dollar.  Intelliject® believes in their tagline “Developed by Patients for Patients”.  In fact, employee titles on business cards state Patient, not President or VP, but Evan T. Edwards, Patient.

As a mother of a child who has a life-threatening food allergy, I am extremely excited to hear that another option for people like us should soon be available.   Evan’s warm personality and passion for his company and product was refreshing.  Intelliject® is a pharmaceutical company in the Commonwealth that is looking to make a difference for all of us, the patients.  As well as their first product for anaphylaxis, they are also developing a number of other products in other areas which are developed based on user input and designed to be easy to use correctly when needed. This company is just one example of the businesses and products that are making strides in biotechnology for Virginia.

Biotech at the Beach is a monthly luncheon hosted in the conference room of Virginia Beach Economic Development.    Virginia Biotechnology Association organizes this event with innovative programs and speakers to promote Biotechnology in the Commonwealth.   For more information, please contact Sherri Halloran, 804-643-6360 or visit http://www.vabio.org/.

Author:  Nicole Newsome, owner of Huddle Up Management and Founder of Food Allergy Association of Virginia Beach.  She can be reached at Nicole@huddleupmanagement.com.

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Food Allergy 500

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Ready, Set, GO!  Sunday, November 6 from 2-4pm, go-kart racing kicks off the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy Virginia Beach.  Join the fun family activities including arts & crafts, games, allergy friendly snacks, prizes, and an indoor go-kart race for all ticket holders  8 yrs old +  and 48” tall.

Tickets – $10 each adult (18+)

$ 8 for 8-17                               *Free for children up to 7

Welcome

Welcome to the Food Allergy Association of Virginia Beach

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While the Food Allergy Association of Virginia Beach (FAAVB) is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the group welcomes all who would like to connect about food allergies.  Our primary focus of FAAVB is advocacy and funding a cure.

Our hope is that you find this website as a resource to enhance your life affected by food allergies.  Whether you suffer or someone you love suffers, life threatening food allergies can be challenging, frustrating, and ever changing.

FAAVB is a support group aligned with the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN).  We support FAAN in their goal to be a leader in food allergy and anaphylaxis awareness and the issues surrounding this disease.

Connect with us to learn, share, and make a difference in our community!

Sincerely,

Nicole Newsome, food allergic mother (crab) of food allergic son (peanut)