Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award ($1000 post-secondary)

From Food Allergy Canada

June 10th is the deadline to apply for the seventh annual Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award

This award is dedicated to Sabrina Shannon, an inspiring teenager who suffered a fatal anaphylactic reaction in 2003. During her life, Sabrina helped to raise awareness about food allergy by creating a first-person radio documentary, "A Nutty Tale," which aired on CBC Radio in 2001. Since her passing, Sabrina's parents and other members of the allergy community have kept Sabrina's spirit alive by advocating for allergy-aware school environments. In 2005, Sabrina's Law was passed in Ontario, resulting in landmark legislation that has influenced school anaphylaxis policies across Canada.

Two awards of $1,000 each will be granted to students entering their first year or continuing their studies at a post-secondary institution.

Applications will be evaluated on a submission essay which describes the student's efforts to raise awareness about severe allergies and anaphylaxis in their schools or communities. 

The application form can be downloaded from Food Allergy Canada's Community Awards page. All applications must be submitted by the end of day on June 10th, 2016.

Read about our 2015 award winners Katherine Lorette, and Shayna Rak and their accomplishments in raising allergy awareness in their communities.

For more information, please contact Food Allergy Canada at 1-866-785-5660 or Award funded by a grant from TD Securities.