Winner of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s MinusA2 Giveaway!

AAFA Sweepstakes Winner

Last month the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America had an exciting sweepstakes with a brand new MinusA2 Asthma and Allergy Friendly Edition™ air purifier as the prize.   After many entries from hopeful allergy sufferers across the US, Terri M. of Plano, Illinois was declared the winner!

Rabbit Air is proud to partner with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to bring you the AAFA Edition MinusA2.  This air purifier is certified asthma and allergy friendly™, and includes our advanced bio engineered BioGS HEPA filter to efficiently filter out common asthma and allergy triggers such as mold, pollen, and dust.  Choosing products that have been certified by the AAFA is one way that families like Terri’s can help to control allergens at home.

Join us in giving hearty congratulations to Terri! We wish her and her family happy holidays, a bright New Year, and fresh, clean air all year long!

Celebrating 60 Years of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), an important organization that works to raise awareness about asthma and allergies, and to help those that suffer from these illnesses. At the time of their founding, the AAFA was known as the “American Foundation for Allergic Diseases,” and its aim was to work with allergy specialists to promote research and search for more effective treatments. As the foundation grew, it expanded its interests to look at asthma as well, and started to focus not only on the health care providers, but the actual sufferers of allergies and asthma. Today, the foundation works closely with patients and providers, funding research and outreach programs dedicated to educating the public about asthma and allergies and to help sufferers get their symptoms under control.

Here are just a few of the great programs and resources that the AAFA offers:

1)     Support groups for children, teen, and adult sufferers, as well as those who love and care for them. These support groups are a safe place to learn about how to manage these conditions and to share stories for emotional support.

2)    Educational resources are also available on the AAFA’s website.  These include posters, fact sheets, and continuing education resources for health care professionals, all designed to provide the best information about asthma, allergies, and treatment options.

3)     For those who are seeking an online supportive community where they can connect with others who are dealing with asthma and allergies from all over the country, the AAFA offers an active online forum where members can ask questions, share stories, and trade tips and information.

4)    For consumers who are looking to purchase products that have been proven to be more suitable for those with asthma and allergies, the AAFA’s Asthma and Allergy Friendly Certification Program is a great resource. Rabbit Air is a proud member of this program, and we are very happy to be able to offer our MinusA2 Asthma and Allergy Friendly Edition air purifier.

May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is National Asthma Awareness Month, an important time of year where government organizations and non-profit programs reach out to communities across America to provide education about this serious condition. It is estimated that as many as 20 million Americans suffer from asthma, a chronic illness that affects the airways of the lungs and can cause symptoms such as wheezing or shortness of breath. Though it is a genetic condition, asthma attacks are often caused by environmental triggers, such as dust, mold spores, or other forms of indoor and outdoor air pollutants. If you or someone you love suffers from asthma, learning more about the illness and what you can do to manage triggers is an important step for staying healthy, happy, and in control of your asthma.

For more information regarding asthma awareness, there are a number of great online resources that provide helpful tips and materials. The EPA provides free educational materials, from guides with asthma prevention tips to fun activity books for children. AirNow.gov is another useful resource that provides daily air quality forecasts and information about particle pollution. If you are considering using an air purifier to help tackle the air pollutants that can trigger asthma attacks, Rabbit Air offers the MinusA2 Asthma and Allergy Friendly Edition air purifier which is certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. This important organization is dedicated to helping people who suffer from asthma and allergies, and is another fantastic source of information through their educational resources advocacy programs. Check out their site to learn more about Asthma Awareness Month and see what you can do to take action.