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MP Dechert Raises Awareness to Anaphylaxis Month

May 30th, 2012

Mississauga, Ontario – Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale made a statement in the House of Commons today:

Mr. Bob Dechert (Mississauga—Erindale, CPC): “I stand today to bring attention to national anaphylaxis month.

Many Canadians live with a severe allergic condition that causes them to pay constant attention to what they eat, and even sometimes what they touch. They live everyday with the worry of being only one mistake away from a potentially life threatening accident.

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Photo: (left to right) MP Brad Butt, Jake Dheer, MP Bob Dechert, MP Wladyslaw Lizon, MP Stella Ambler

To raise awareness for this cause four Mississauga MP’s, had the privilege recently to take part in the“Take Action against Reactions” 5 kilometre Walk in Erindale Park in my constituency.

Funds generated from the walk went toward research & education for anaphylaxis, allergies and asthma.

There is much we can and should do to support those who have life threatening allergies, but we can all start by learning how to recognize the early signs of a reaction and how to administer an EpiPen.

I would like to thank all of those involved who made the walk a success, including Debbie Bruce who continues to raise awareness towards this important cause.

Mr. Speaker, I urge all Canadians to learn more about anaphylaxis and special dietary needs.”


For more information contact:
Office of Bob Dechert, MP
(905) 897-1952

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