Pittsburgh Teen Allergy Summit – May 20

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MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pittsburgh-teen-summit-tickets-42570085271

DESCRIPTION

A fun afternoon of connecting, sharing, and learning for teens and tweens with food allergies ages 11 – 19, and their parents.

*No siblings please, in attempt to have enough space for the food allergic teens.

Topics include:

  • When and how to use the Epinephrine Auto-injector (e.g. EpiPen®, Auvi-Q®)
  • Ask the allergist (for teens and parents)
  • Managing anxiety in teens and adults
  • Parenting tips and tricks for teens and tweens
  • How to read a label
  • Living well with food allergies: travel, friends, fun
  • What every teen wants their parent to know
  • Dating and kissing with food allergies*
    (*Requires parent approval for attendance, there will be an optional track during this session)

Featured speakers:

  • Todd Green, MD – Allergist, Vice President of Medical Affairs at DBV Technologies and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hosptial of Pittsburgh UPMC
  • Kyle Dine – Internationally known food allergy educator and entertainer
  • Kate Parker – Epi-Life Support Group, Founder
  • Gina Clowes – National Director of Training, FARE, Parenting Coach

More information:

The event will feature three separate tracks:

  1. Parent
  2. Pre-teen/young teen
  3. Older teen/young adult

Parents are not permitted to attend the teen sessions. 

No food will be served at the event.

Please do not bring or register siblings or children younger than age 11. Material is not suitable for younger children.

There is limited capacity and we anticipate this event will sell out quickly.

Refunds are available until April 30th.

This project was made possible through a community award from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No ID requirment. This event is for teens ages 11-19 and their parents or guardian.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking in the North Garage at Children’s Hopsital of Pittsburgh of UPMC off of 44th Street. There will be signage at the garage entrance. Press the intercom button to enter the garage and state you are attending the Food Allergy Teen Summit. To exit, press the intercom.

Here is a link to the hospital and garage map.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Kate Parker at kate.c.parker@gmail.com with questions.

What’s the refund policy?

Your money can be refunded until April 30th. Space is limited so please cancel as soon as possible to let those on the wait list be notified.

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California Schools – Raise Allergy Awareness!

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Greetings! I’m happy to announce that I will be back in California performing at schools in February, 2018. As always, my assemblies encompass strong messages of allergy education and anti-bullying, all while promoting understanding and empathy to students. Of course, it’s presented in a fun way with music, trivia and puppets!

I only have a few available dates left. Please get in touch if you’re school is interested and I can send along more information about exact availability for your area and fees.

  • February 20 – 23 – SoCal
  • February 26 – March 1 – Bay Area

Thanks!

Kyle Dine
www.kyledine.com

2017 Fall Tour Recap

What a tour! The #AllergyRoadTrip tour is done. 50 shows in 30 days…

I love doing tour recaps after the dust settles, because it’s great to reflect on such an incredibly busy time, and finally let all of the special moments sink in.

When I’m on tour, every day feels like a marathon. Early morning drives, performances (sometimes 4 x day), more driving, finding safe dinner, then checking into new accommodation. People ask me where I will be tomorrow, and it’s common for me to stare blankly back at them and respond “I’m not there yet!”. It’s not that I don’t have a plan (I meticulously plan every route and detail ahead of time), it’s just too overwhelming to think beyond the next few hours! I simply hop into my car and follow along the plan I weeks earlier I inputted into my GPS.

Thanksgiving Rock!

Thanksgiving Jams!

There’s something very freeing about going on tour. I check-out of all of my other work commitments so I can truly focus and immerse myself with performances. When I’m off stage, I simply enjoy soaking up the moments, the new people, and places that I just may never encounter again. I feel so lucky and try hard at not taking any of it for granted!

My fall 2017 tour started the best way possible – with a big ol’ family Thanksgiving in Canada with my relatives. Gobble gobble! I then had a few shows around Toronto and my hometown of Kingston, ON. Thankfully, the new material/songs that I worked hard on during my “offseason” went over well.

AAFA Concert

Yeehaw! Cowboy Kyle rockin’ a Halloween themed AAFA concert in New England.

Then it was time to head down to the U.S! I always get excited to cross the border – it never gets old for me. Especially after all of the work in applying for a temporary U.S. work visa, there’s a sense of anticipation after the long paperwork process. The drive over the thousand Islands and down through Northern New York is stunning.

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Raising food allergy awareness on the news in West Virginia!

Many of the weeks I spent cross-crossing the same highways from New York, to Boston, to Long Island, to New Jersey, back to Boston….and repeat! My tour manager (aka me!) does not deserve a raise! I have some amazing friends that I got to see along the way, with special highlights including Sleepy Hollow, NY around Halloween, a bonfire in Boston, lounging in Maryland, Mexican lunch in West Virginia, and a super fun soccer shoot-out in PA! All of these folks all know who they are and hopefully know how much I feel eternally grateful to them! Dinners, coffees, hanging out, shooting hoops with good people make the days extra special.


There was one week that I veered away from the north east and headed over to IMG_1477Pittsburgh, down to West Virginia and all the way down to Charlotte, NC! I had a very special show at the FARE Charlotte Walk where I was accompanied by a band of inspiring young people who I once performed for years and years ago. Check out our live version of “Paint my Pumpkin Teal”.

I missed my little one back home and fully realize that being away 4 weeks is my limit. Even that is tough…it seemed manageable compared to the 5.5 weeks away in May.

Home from TouringOnce I got home, she came running with a HUGE smile and look of almost disbelief!  The moment instantly made me feel at home. It’s a random life our family lives, but it’s one that works and gives us neat opportunities, amazing friendships and a lifetime of memories. Hopefully the next tour will be with the whole fam! My daughter is starting to dig the harmonica…the next Partridge family perhaps?

I’ll do it all over again during the next tour in California this February! Get in touch for details and availability.