Family-Friendly Event to Bring Awareness to Food Allergies on Saturday, May 18- Dean - WI

Skip to Content



Learn...

about the Dean Medical Group difference.

Published on May 10, 2013

Family-Friendly Event to Bring Awareness to Food Allergies on Saturday, May 18

Join Us for This Free Event During Food Allergy Awareness Week 

On May 18, 2013 Amy Recob, award winning author of "The Bugabees" book series, in collaboration with Dean Clinic and St. Mary's Hospital will host a free open house to promote food allergy awareness from 10 AM - Noon at St. Mary's Hospital.

The event will take place during national food allergy awareness week, May 12 - 18. The theme for the event is Passport to Food Allergy Awareness, Destination: kid-friendly fun! It is a family friendly event for anyone who has food allergies, or anyone that knows someone with food allergies, and can benefit from the educational and entertaining activities.

• Story time with "The Bugabees" and author Amy Recob
• "Ask the Expert" question and answer opportunities with Dean Clinic allergist, Dr. Christine Virnig 
• Kids arts and crafts activities with Learning Express Toys
• Goodie bags with allergen-free samples and fun giveaways

"I know firsthand that living with a child who has a food allergy can be stressful and overwhelming at times," says Amy Recob, author. "Having the ability to attend fun and educational events like this one is important. Not only is it a chance for my child to see she's not alone, it’s also an opportunity for her friends and family to gain valuable information that will ultimately keep her safe and healthy."

“Food allergies can be life threatening,” says Dean Clinic Allergist, Reid Olson, MD. “Because they can be deadly, it is really important that everyone is informed about the dangers. Not just those living with food allergies, but everyone.”

It is estimated that close to 1 in 13 children suffer from food allergies in the United States. In the most severe cases, food allergies can cause a dangerous reaction where the release of histamine and other chemicals may cause swelling, difficulty breathing, heart failure, circulatory collapse, or even death.

"The Bugabees" books were written by Amy Recob to help educate the public about food allergies. Bugabee characters offer an optimistic approach to managing food allergies by focusing on all things they can have, opposed to those they can't.

Free parking for event attendees is available in the St. Mary’s parking ramp. Otherwise enter the hospital though the main entrance and follow the signs to the Conference Center.

News

Dean Medical Group News

Recent videos and news articles about Dean Medical Group, as covered by the news media.

Missed opportunities: The irony of overschedulingchannel3000.com, May 26, 2017

Balance stroke and bleeding risks with doctorWisconsin State Journal, May 26, 2017

What's Going Around: Screening for obstructive sleep apneaWKOW, May 25, 2017

Recommendation says no juice for babiesWISC-TV, May 25, 2017

Weekend Wellness: Stroke awareness1310 WIBA, May 20, 2017

Taking the madness out of your morningschannel3000.com, May 19, 2017

Look out for hidden environmental hazardsWisconsin State Journal, May 19, 2017

Many U.S. travelers skip important vaccinesWISC-TV, May 18, 2017

Dr. Zorba Paster answers viewer health questionsWISC-TV, May 15, 2017

Awake under the knife: More patients opting to stay conscious during surgeryWisconsin State Journal, May 14, 2017

Dean patients soon will be able to see their doctor's notesWisconsin State Journal, May 13, 2017

New UV light procedure now becoming available for Wisconsinites with cornea condition, Wisconsin State Journal, May 12, 2017

Consider tapering off opioids with doctor's help, Wisconsin State Journal, May 12, 2017

More Coverage of Dean in the News

Hear Health Tips from Our Providers

Visit our DocTalk Podcast page for information on various health topics.

Media Contacts

If you are part of the media, we encourage you to reach out to Dean Medical Group's media contacts.

Have a Flu-related Question?

Look in our Flu Updates section for the latest information from Dean Medical Group!

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Connect with us on Instagram

© 2017 SSM Health Dean Medical Group / Dean Health Plan, Inc. | All rights reserved.

A Member of SSM Health

SSM Health and the infinity symbol are trademarks of SSM Health and its affiliates.