The Washington DC Area Eosinophilic Connections (WAEC), a support group for families managing eosinophilic diseases in the Washington DC metro area, will host their inaugural 5K run/walk, "Steps Toward a Cure". The 5K will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Bluemont Park, Arlington, Virginia. Proceeds from the walk will benefit the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED). Please refer to the flyer for more details. Additionally, find WAEC events page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/WAEC-5K-Walk-Run/415622165149072?ref=ts.
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Now that the new stock epinephrine law, HB 1107/SB 656, is in place, we, in the anaphylactic community must do our part to help schools make this law successful. While schools in Virginia are now required to stock non-student specific epinephrine auto-injectors, families, who's children are prescribed epinephrine attending school, are still required to provide a pack to the school and for your child to self-carry when appropriate.
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According to the Washington Post, HB 1107/SB 656, has officially passed and placed in the books, in Virginia, as of today. The law, "Requires school boards to establish policies for keeping epinephrine pens on hand at every school so that a school nurse or employee can administer it to students having an anaphylactic reaction."
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