Parents of Allergic Kids October updates

Happy October!!!!

PAK has a very full calendar for the rest of 2018 and we are already adding events for 2019. Please see the updates below, we do not want anyone to miss out on any of these exciting events!
We are always in need of volunteers. Please email us at if you would like to volunteer. Thank you!

Join us for PAK day at the farm, October 14th at 3pm. We will go on a hayride and paint our pumpkins teal! All painting supplies, one pumpkin per child, and the hayride are included in the day! To secure your spot please RSVP. To RSVP email us at Please put Wise Acres in the subject line. Tell us how many adults, how many children, and the children's ages who will be attending. We are asking for $5 per family to secure your spot. To pay please go to
Click on the blue donate now button.
Please also check out the Wise Acres website. There is food on premises and other activities on site which include corn. We want everyone to check things out for the safety of your own child. Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions. RSVP by October 10th. Please have your child wear old clothes as we will be painting.

The annual FARE walk is November 10th at The Whitewater Center. Remember to register your team, it’s going to be a great day.

Giving Tuesday is on November 27th, stay tuned for details.

Please join Safer NC to help get better restaurant legislation passed in NC.

Want to help plan a food free trunk or treat? Join this group for all of the details!
Join us for a food free trunk or treat right in time for Halloween! Join us at the parking lot of the Ballantyne location of Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center 14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 225 Charlotte, NC 28277. We will see you on October 27th from 3-5pm. Thank you to PAK member Sharon Credico for organizing the event!

*A message from Sharon about the trunk or treat*

  • We are making a TON of progress with the Trunk or Treat! We have a couple of fun announcements. We decided to hold a pumpkin decorating contest at the Trunk or Treat (Thanks Traci Rubbicco for the suggestion). Everyone who would like to participate will need to bring a decorated pumpkin to the event at 3pm. The winner will be the pumpkin with the most votes cast by everyone in attendence. The winner will be announced at 4:15pm, and you must be in attendence to claim the prize. We will also have a contest for the best decorated trunk, and a prize will be awarded to the winner at the event as well! We also have plans for several games and activities: Spider Ring Toss, Pumpkin Bowling, Basketball, and a coloring table. It's shaping up to be a pretty great event! What we need the most right now are people who are willing to comit to doing a trunk (decorating a trunk and providing non food treats to trick or treaters). If you would like to sign up to do a trunk for the event (and enter the contest for best trunk), please leave a comment below, send me a DM, or e-mail me directly at: We are asking that anyone who plans to do a trunk for the event arrive at 2pm (an hour before the event start time) to set up.....and that you also remember everyone with latex allergies in your trunk decorating plan, and refrain from using latex balloons in your design.

The Following event is now full-Please still RSVP if you would like to be on the waiting list. Last time we ran this event spots did open up.
PAK A BEAR is back by popular demand! Join us on Dec.1 2018 at 1:00pm at the Mooresville Public Library 304 S. Main St. Mooresville,NC 28115. This event is for all ages Pre-k to 5th grade. Parents must stay for the entire event. We also need teen volunteers. Please email us at with your child's name and age. This will be a great event where we will explore how our bear can take care of his or her allergies. We will also practice using trainer auto-injectors. We have to cap this event at 30 children due to space constraints. The first time we held this event it filled within two days. We will start a waitlist if needed. This event is free and is funded by a community grant from FARE. Please rsvp by Nov.24th. A huge shoutout to PAK member Stephanie Insley for organizing this event, we are truly grateful!

Our first event for 2019 has been added to the calendar!
Please join us on January 27th, 2019 for a wonderful event! PAK member Kerrie Lorenzo and her daughter Maleiya will lead a discussion on food allergies, travel, and independence. Come and learn how anything is possible even with food allergies. The Lorenzo family has traveled the world and Maleiya has done some long distance traveling on her own. We can’t wait to hear their tips in regards to independence in the teen years and how to travel with food allergies. We are so grateful to Kerrie and Maleiya for their willingness to share their insights.
This event is geared towards all parents and children ages 11 and up.
January 27th, 2:30 St. Matthew Catholic Church 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Charlotte,NC 28277 in the Parish Center Family Room.

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