I just got the following e-mail alert. I'm not necessarily a country music fan (that's an understatement) but Trace Adkins has done so much to raise awareness for food allergies that I thought I would post this here.
Trace didn't win "Celebrity Apprentice" but I'm so glad that food allergies received the large public forum that they got from his appearance on the show.
Let's see more positive messages about coping with food allergies on TV and in films! So far all we've really had is silly stuff like people's head's exploding from food allergies ("Meet the Robinsons") and the recent Nancy Drew Hollywood film in which Nancy performs an emergency tracheotomy on a peanut-allergic partygoer. That scene scared the wits out of my daughter and worse, was not a realistic or sympathetic portrayal of this increasingly common condition.
Thanks, Trace for putting a POSITIVE message out there!
Here's the alert:
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure™
We need your help, and you don’t want to miss this!
Download country music sensation Trace Adkins’ live recording of the hit single “You’re Gonna Miss This” from iTunes between March 27 and April 10, 2008 to support the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.
Trace Adkins appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice” raising awareness for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), and will reprise his role as the 2008 National Honorary Chair of FAAN’s Walk for Food Allergy.
“I know firsthand how important FAAN’s efforts to increase funding for food allergy education and research are,” says Trace, whose 6-year-old daughter Brianna is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. He and his family turn to FAAN for help managing Brianna’s food allergies, and now Trace is helping FAAN.
You can help Trace Adkins support FAAN. Purchase “You’re Gonna Miss This” from iTunes for only 99 cents. Proceeds from this promotion will be donated to FAAN to use for food allergy education and research.
Buy your copy today, and make sure to tell your friends and family to do the same. These are some good times and you don’t want to miss this!