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Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

The deadline for Anaphylaxis Canada's Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award is June 22, 2012! Please forward this reminder to a teenager or young adult in your life to let them know about this exciting scholarship opportunity.


Anaphylaxis Canada will be granting two awards of $1000 each - one to a student who is entering the first year of post-secondary education (i.e. university or college) and one to a student who is already enrolled in a post-secondary program.

The award recognizes the role of youth in raising awareness and educating others about life-threatening allergies. It is dedicated to the life of Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who passed away in 2003 after a fatal anaphylactic reaction at school. Since her passing, Sabrina’s parents and other members of the allergy community have rallied around her memory, advocating for allergy-safe schools and communities across Canada.

For more information and to download an application form, please visit our Why Risk It? Youth Website at:
http://www.whyriskit.ca/pages/posts/2012-sabrina-shannon-memorial-award41.php

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