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May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

And it's also MedicAlert Month!

Spring has sprung.  And with it… allergy and asthma season!  Seasonal allergies and anaphylaxis are a hot topic at this time of year and this May the MedicAlert Foundation Canada is reminding Canadians to make sure they’re prepared in case of emergency.

To mark MedicAlert Month
MedicAlert is introducing a limited edition Roots Ladies Cuff in MedicAlert Signature Red. Made with genuine leather and featuring your choice of a sterling silver or stainless steel emblem. The cuff is available beginning May 1, 2012 while supplies last and starts at $49 visit for details.

How MedicAlert can help during an allergy emergency:
While it might not be possible to escape getting stung by a bee or having an anaphylactic reaction this spring, with MedicAlert it is possible for members to have a little less worry knowing that they have a voice, even if they can’t speak.

  • Only MedicAlert has a staff of medical professionals trained to analyze all of the health information provided and propose the critical elements to inscribe on the ID.  This ensures that the MedicAlert ID clearly communicates a member’s most important medical condition(s) or special needs.
  • Only MedicAlert goes beyond what’s engraved on the ID and is linked to a 24/7 hotline. This gives emergency responders immediate access to a member’s full medical profile – which could include any other allergens that the member may have sensitivity to, medications they could be taking, or other information that can be critical to their treatment.
  • Only MedicAlert provides a Family Notification service.  This ensures that, no matter where the member is, their loved ones will be kept up-to-date during an emergency and have peace of mind knowing they can depend on MedicAlert to be their loved one’s voice.

About the MedicAlert Foundation Canada

MedicAlert Foundation Canada (MAFCA) is the largest membership-based registered charity in Canada. It is the leading provider of emergency medical information services. More than one million Canadians have been protected  by their services. For over 50 years, its mission is to protect Canadians and save lives. 

While there are a number of medical ID devices on the market, only MedicAlert is supported by a unique 24/7 emergency hotline service staffed with medical professionals ready to provide information and recognize conflicting treatments and medications that could put your care at risk.

The Foundation’s services include electronic health records, a state-of-the-art secure database, a 24-hour emergency hotline for EMS personnel and customized identification products.  Learn more about MedicAlert, how it works and how you or a loved one can become a member at or by calling 1.866.679.3166.

For more information, contact Rebecca Crittenden, David Weinstein or Debra Quinn at
Strategic Objectives.
Tel: 1-866-366-7733 x268