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General Questions

Q. What is the EpiPen® TAKE ACTION Event?
The EpiPen® TAKE ACTION Event brings the allergic community together to raise funds for allergies, asthma and anaphylaxis research and education. In most cities, the Event is a Family fun day with a 2.5 or 5km walk/run. For specific information, go to “Upcoming Events” page.

Q. What is the date of the EpiPen® Take Action Event?
There is 1 Event location this year. For specific dates, locations and start times, go to “Upcoming Events” page.

Q. Can I wear roller blades or bike?
For safety reasons, we ask you to to leave the rollerblades and bikes at home.

Q. Can I bring a stroller or wagon?
Yes, you can.

Q. Will there be activities for children?
Yes, however, activities for children will vary for each city and are subject to change due to weather.

Volunteering Questions

Q. How do I volunteer?
See the “Volunteer” page.

Q. Can students earn volunteer hours?
Yes, this is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours! (In some areas students require volunteer hours to graduate.)

See the “Volunteer” page

Fundraising Questions

Q. Where do the funds raised go?
A portion of the proceeds from the EpiPen® Take Action Event are donated to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF). In the past eight years the AAIA has provided over $560,000 from various sources to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation to fund research and for patient education. For more information about the Allergy/Asthma Information Association and its work, visit http://aaia.ca.

Read more about “The Cause” here.

Q. Will I receive a tax receipt for an online or cash donation?
A tax receipt will be issued if requested, for donations of $20 or more. Please provide your mailing address with your donation online or on the Cash Donation forms provided. We are a registered charity, Charitable # 131-765-174-RR0001.

Q. Do I get a tax receipt if I donate towards my own fundraising goal?
Yes, we provide tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.

Q. To whom do I make out my cheque?
Cheques should be made payable to AAIA.

Q. How do I handle cash donations?

Please use the Cash Donation form provided.

Registration Questions

Q. Will the Event have my registration information from last year?
No. Each year represents a new event, and all previous year’s data has been removed.

Q. How much is the registration fee?
There is no registration fee; however the primary focus is to raise funds for the AAIA to support research and education. We ask registrants for a minimum donation of $25.

Q. What should my fundraising goal be?
You can set a fundraising goal of any amount of $25 or more.

Q. Can I register as a team?
Not online, but if you wish to register a large group for any event location, please contact takeaction@aaia.ca. Note that each adult participating in the event should register online if possible. During the registration process, you can notify us if you plan to bring children with you.

Q. Can I register at the day of the event?
Yes, you may register the day of the event, however we are encouraging pre-registration so that we can plan our events accordingly. Should you intend to register at the event, please print our On-site (day of) Registration form and bring it with you to the Event.

Q: May I make a donation if I’m not participating in the Event?
Yes. You can choose to sponsor any participant, or you can make a donation directly to the AAIA.

Q. How is my Privacy protected?
Your privacy is our number one priority at the Allergy/Asthma Information Association. For more information, please visit the AAIA Privacy Policy page.

Do you have any additional questions? Please contact us.