Welcome to the Fundraising page of
Allergy Clinic


Team Allergy at the Mini Sun Run - April 2018
 
About 7% of Canadian children have one or more food allergies.
 
THIS REPRESENTS OVER 86,000 CHILDREN IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
 
Food allergy can have many negative consequences on the lives of affected children and their families, including significant impacts on quality of life, social exclusion, nutritional deficits, and anxiety over the risk of accidental exposure.
 
The allergy research team at BC Children's Hospital, led by Dr. Edmond Chan, is currently working on different initiatives to help children with food allergy and their families live healthy, happy lives:
  • We are working on educating new parents about the importance of early food introduction to prevent allergy.
  • We are a site for clinical trials on the "peanut patch" which desensitizes children to peanut by releasing small amounts of peanut protein through a patch on their skin.
  • We want to expand our oral immuno-therapy (OIT) program, through conducting research on different age children and different allergens, as currently, OIT is only being offered to children up to age 5, and only for peanut. OIT desensitizes patients through the process of eating very tiny amounts of their allergen under the care of an allergist, then daily at home, gradually increasing the amount until the immune system learns to tolerate the allergen. 
  • Once the OIT program is established at BC Children's Hospital, we want to work with allergists in other parts of BC, including Surrey, Victoria, and Interior BC to allow greater access to OIT for children outside of Vancouver.
 
Every dollar counts and will go towards ground-breaking research into prevention and treatment of food allergy at BC Children's Hospital."‚Äč

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

PUB NIGHT in support of Allergy Research. Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 27th. Location TBC.

Team Allergy Pub Night 

 

PAST EVENTS:

Nicole Lee's Run For Food Allergy Research 

Vancouver Sun Run- Team Allergy 

 

Every element that makes BC Children's Hospital so important to BC's kids would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters and friends. From the tiniest toy that puts a smile on a youngster's face to the groundbreaking pediatric research that's helping to find better treatments and cures for many devastating childhood diseases, your donation helps ensure that the most precious members of our society - our children - receive the best possible care.

On behalf of all of us - patients, parents, staff, and volunteers - from BC Children's Hospital, thank you for your generosity and for caring for our children and their future.