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P.O. Box 2456
Gilbert, Arizona 85299
lisa at arizonafoodallergy dot org
STATEWIDE FOOD ALLERGY SUPPORT GROUP DONATES CANDY FOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS
Arizona Food Allergy Alliance (AFAA) partners with Operation Gratitude to increase candy donations.
November 1, 2011. PHOENIX, ARIZONA— Lisa Horne today announced that Arizona Food Allergy Alliance has partnered with Operation Gratitude for a great program called AFAA’s Sweets for Soldiers. Any unwanted or leftover candy can be donated to participating dentists around the state. The dentists will weigh-in your candy and in-return give you cash, gift cards, or other goodies. Dentists then send all donated candy to Operation Gratitude, which sends it to our soldiers serving around the world.
President and Founder of Arizona Food Allergy Alliance, Lisa Horne, says, “For the 6 million U.S. children that have a food allergy, many of them have life-threatening reactions. Typically the children will come home only for all the unsafe candy to be dumped in the garbage. This is not only a safe alternative to keeping allergens out of the home, but helps a great cause as well”. Horne’s own brother served a tour of duty in Iraq, and is currently stationed in Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Fire Fighter and EMT.
For more information on Arizona Food Allergy Alliance and their Sweets for Soldiers progam visit arizonafoodallergy dot org.
To request an interview or for images or additional information, contact Lisa Horne at 602-410-5783 or lisa at arizonafoodallergy dot org.
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About Arizona Food Allergy Alliance
The Arizona Food Allergy Alliance (AFAA) is a support group dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by food allergy in the State of Arizona. We sustain the common interests of members through education, support, and advocacy. It is our goal to bring awareness, understanding, and safety within families and communities by providing educational resources, personal networking experiences, and opportunities for community involvement. Thus, we hope that every person that visits will connect, learn and succeed.