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Friday, May 16, 2008

Trace Adkins Supports Food Allergy Awareness Week

The Country Music Television (CMT) site reported that:

Trace Adkins accepted an award from the San Diego Food Allergy Support Group on Wednesday (May 14) prior to a show in the area. As the spokesman for the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), he met with parents of children with food allergies. His daughter, Brianna, suffers from severe food allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. Adkins also appeared on this season's Celebrity Apprentice to raise awareness of the issue. Food Allergy Awareness Week concludes on Saturday (May 17).

Adkins has a long-time connection to FAAN.
Country music sensation Trace Adkins understands the effect food allergies can have on kids and their families, especially parents. Trace’s daughter, Brianna, has severe food allergies. "When she was 9 months old, she licked the lid of a peanut butter jar; her face immediately got swollen. We had no experience with food allergies at the time, and it was terrifying. We later learned she is allergic to several foods, including peanuts, milk, and eggs," says Trace.


It was because of his daughter’s experience that Trace was motivated to join the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN). "I know firsthand how important FAAN’s efforts to increase funding for food allergy research are," says Trace. He and his family turn to FAAN for help managing Brianna’s food allergies, and now Trace is helping FAAN as its national spokesperson.

He is currently on "The Celebrity Apprentice" to raise awareness of food allergies and support FAAN, and in 2008 he is reprising his role as National Honorary Chair of the Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure, which raises awareness and funds for food allergy education and research. "I’m so pleased to be able to lend my name as the National Honorary Chair," says Trace.

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