Allergy/Asthma Information Association

Allergy/Asthma Information Association

March 24, 2010 11:29 ET

Allergy, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Fundraising Run/Walk Celebrates Sixth Year

Ottawa joins Windsor, Whitby, Kelowna and Bedford Triple A Run/Walk race locations

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) - People of all ages in Windsor, Whitby, Ottawa, Kelowna, B.C. and Bedford, N.S. are coming together this May to support their friends and family with allergies, asthma and anaphylaxis by participating in the annual Triple A Run/Walk.

More than 12 million Canadians currently suffer from allergies, asthma and anaphylaxis. The annual fundraiser hosted by the Allergy/Asthma Information Association (AAIA) is celebrating its sixth year with the addition of Ottawa to the list of race locations, made possible by the generous support of principal sponsor, King Pharmaceuticals Canada, distributor of EpiPen® epinephrine auto-injectors. 

Proceeds from the event will go to support allergy, asthma and anaphylaxis research and education. Last year, AAIA raised $20,000 for the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation and the organization hopes to match or exceed that amount again this year.

Hundreds of volunteers help make the Triple A Run/Walk a success, says Richard Mototsune whose son, Mark, 8, has multiple, life-threatening food allergies. Richard, who lives in Oakville but has volunteered his time to help coordinate the Triple A Run/Walk in Whitby since 2006, calls the race inspirational and invites everyone in the community to come out for the fun-filled event. There are different races to choose from: a 10 km or 5 km Run, a 10 km or 5 km Walk or a 2 km Family Scamper.

"The Triple A Run/Walk helps to raise awareness about allergy, anaphylaxis and asthma," said Mary Allen, CEO, AAIA. "Food allergies and asthma greatly affect the quality of life for thousands of children and adults and can be life-threatening. There is no cure; avoidance of triggers and preventative strategies are the key to good health."

Triple A Run/Walk Dates:
Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa, ON - May 1, 2010
Heydenshore Pavilion, Whitby, ON - May 15, 2010
City Park, Kelowna, BC - May 16, 2010
Assumption Park, Windsor, ON - May 29, 2010
DeWolfe Park, Bedford, NS - May 30, 2010

For more information, visit http://www.triplearunwalk.ca.

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AAIA would like to thank its principal sponsor, EpiPen.ca for its ongoing support of the Triple A Run/Walk.

About AAIA

Created over 40 years ago, the Allergy/Asthma Information Association is a member-based registered charity specializing in allergy, asthma and anaphylaxis.

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