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AAFA-STL's 12th Annual Trivia Night is inspired by Saturday Night Live, its skits, characters, cast members & more!  Visit the sponsorship & registration site for more info or to sign up.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
JCC Staenberg Family Complex


Mission Moment
I was able to fully enjoy my time in Jordan, whether I was participating in my refugee advocacy efforts here, or enjoying traveling along Jordan's beautiful and diverse landscape, without worrying about my health, and that is truly thanks to your BREATH program. Thank you so much for your continued help!

-Anisa Rahaman, AAFA-STL BREATH Client


2016 USAnaphylaxis Summit

Via Allergy & Asthma Network - One of the free 2016 USAnaphylaxis Summits is being held in St. Louis on September 23, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. The day is filled with talks from St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Food Allergy Management & Education (FAME) Program, which provides comprehensive management strategies to create a safe learning environment for children with life-threatening food allergies.  Easy-to-navigate resources are available for free and can be found at www.StLouisChildrens.org  (including presentations on Risk-Taking Behavior in Adolescents and College Students, School Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management for Pediatricians and many others).  Each presentation will be followed by round-table discussions. Register for the Summit here.

News & Notes
  • Via Fox2:  EpiPen fallout hitting St. Louis
  • T-21 Advocacy Alert: St. Louis Co. lawmakers will vote on an ordinance (Tuesday, Sept. 6), raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.  Send your letter of support TODAY (individual St. Louis County resident or business/corporation).  
  • PBS Special: The PBS KIDS show, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, will air a special on food allergies at school on Wed., Sept 7. Check your local listings (or Nine Network if you're in the St. Louis area) to find out times & view other episodes!
  • Food Allergy Training: We are proud to offer the array of AllerTrain accredited food allergen and gluten-free training courses to food-service professionals and other interested groups in our service area. If your group would like to receive training, or you need more info, please visit this link or contact rnelson@aafastl.org.
  • Raffle Time! Email jgreen@aafastl.org by Friday, Sept. 9 to be entered into a drawing for a three-week "Experience Wine" class for two people at Garland Wines (Tuesdays in October, 7p.m.-9 p.m.)  
Join our dedicated team of professionals for a new AmeriCorps VISTA program to serve St. Clair and Madison Counties in IL!  During your year of National Service with AAFA-STL, you will help improve awareness and participation of the School Nurse RESCUE program through community engagement and capacity building initiatives.  There are 2 VISTA positions open, to start November 1, 2016.  

Stay tuned for information on upcoming AmeriCorps VISTA opportunities, or contact Amy Trapp (atrapp@aafastl.org) to learn how you can apply for a position and/or receive updates on this new program.
Exciting Tax Credit Opportunities! 
Through the Missouri Department of Economic
Development, Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), AAFA-STL donors who pay state taxes are eligible to receive tax credits totaling 50% of their gift!
-Keep kids in school and out of emergency rooms
-Keep the standard charitable tax deduction
-Receive an additional 50% tax credit on your Missouri tax return
How Does it Work?
Simply make a donation to AAFA-STL in support of the
RESCUE program (our school nurse program that is eligible for Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits), and we'll complete the process with you.  All gifts of $500 or more are eligible. Additional eligibility requirements apply.
Who is Eligible?
Generally, business corporations, partnerships, S Corp’s, or LLC’s and their shareholders and members that pay Missouri income tax, as well as individuals who operate a sole proprietorship, operate a farm, have rental property, or have royalty income.  Q's?  Contact atrapp@aafastl.org.
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter
1500 S. Big Bend Blvd., Suite 1 S
St. Louis, MO 63117
Phone: 314.645.2422
Fax:  314-645-2022
EIN:  43-1484316

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