Actress Julie Bowen the face of "Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis" campaign

Julie Bowen, the Emmy-winning actress, has joined Mylan Specialty L.P. to launch health awareness initiative called "Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis".

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be triggered by food allergies, certain medications as well as insect stings. Bowen's own son was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts, walnuts and bee stings, only after experiencing anaphylactic reaction as a toddler.

Now, through the "Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis" campaign they are trying to increase awareness and preparedness for this kind of allergic reactions. The main focus of the campaign is on schools.

"Like most kids, my son spends 180 days in school each year and I need to know that the people he is with every day know the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and what to do if it occurs," said Bowen.

Students across the U.S. are invited to write brief essay about the condition or more specifically the essays should be about

  • how to improve awareness of anaphylaxis or

  • how to help students diagonosed with the condition to feel more acepted in their schools or

  • suggesting unique solutions to a challenge faced by students who may be at risk

    The authors of fifteen best essays will be receiving a $2,000 college scholarship.

    For more information about the campaign, and specific essay submission guidelines, visit Anaphylaxis101.com.

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