With food allergies, you can’t predict where you’ll be or who you’ll be with should you have a reaction. However, you can take a few daily precautions to give you the peace of mind that you’re prepared. Always carrying epinephrine and having a Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan are key, but you should also wear medical identification jewelry at all times. Just like you put on your watch or brush your teeth in the morning, putting on your ID becomes a part of your routine. It’s a simple habit that could ultimately save your life.
Communicating the severity of a medical emergency quickly is critical, which is why we have partnered with the MedicAlert Foundation to provide the “MyVoice” program, designed to help protect individuals with food allergies with live-saving services. The MedicAlert Foundation stores an individual’s medical information and links it to his or her personalized medical identifications. Additionally, a MyVoice MedicAlert membership provides family notification service in the event of an emergency, 24 hours a day.
We’re giving away a free MyVoice membership! MedicAlert has provided one free medical ID bracelet and membership. Click here for a few easy ways to submit an entry into the raffle.
We encourage you to join MedicAlert to fully protect yourself or your child. Even if you don’t win the giveaway, the MyVoice program through FARE provides a 10 percent discount on MedicAlert memberships for both adults and children. The Kid Smart membership comes with a free basic ID, or a $10 credit toward an upgraded medical ID product, while the adult membership comes with a $10 credit toward any medical ID product.
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