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Dan Allen Foundation will hold first annual fundraiser

Wednesday 22 June 2011

From The Canary Report:


Dan Allen
Dan Allen

Dan Allen Foundation, dedicated to MCS awareness, will hold first annual fundraiser June 25

By Susie Collins | June 14, 2011 |

The foundation is named after Boston University football coach Dan Allen, who lost his life in 2004 due to a serious chemical injury that initiated Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

The Dan Allen Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, will hold it’s first annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Westin Waltham-Boston Hotel in Waltham, Massachussettes.

The foundation is named after the late Dan Allen, a highly successful college football coach at Boston University and the College of the Holy Cross who was seriously injured by a toxic chemical exposure that led to the onset of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. The damage to his immune and neurological systems led to his death in 2004.

The Dan Allen Foundation was founded for the purpose of raising awareness of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Disorder (MCS) and similar neurological disorders caused by exposure to environmental toxins, chemicals, and pollutants.

The Foundation was established in the memory of Dan Allen, former head football coach at Boston University and the College of the Holy Cross. The primary aim of the Foundation is to attract attention to the hazards associated with environmental toxins, chemicals, and pollutants so that at-risk individuals may recognize and avoid exposure to such toxins and pollutants that can potentially lead to the onset of MCS and similar disorders.

MCS, its symptoms, and causal factors are largely unknown to the public at-large as it is considered a new and emerging diagnosis within the medial community. MCS is triggered by exposure to hazardous toxins, chemicals, and pollutants and its onset varies based on the extent of the exposure and the particular sensitivities of the individual.

As such, the Foundation’s purpose is to raise awareness of MCS and to educate the public on the preventative measures that can be taken to avoid its onset.

Here’s a local sports story done before Dan’s death:

I’m honored to see that a link to The Canary Report is listed on the foundation’s links page. ~Susie


The above, with comments, originally appeared here.


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