Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

AANMA’s 15th annual Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill paid tribute to research and innovative technologies that make a difference in the everyday lives of America’s families with allergies, asthma, anaphylaxis and COPD  – and called on Congress to ensure patient access to evidence-based care based on National Institutes of Health asthma and food allergy guidelines.

“It wasn’t that long ago when asthma and severe allergies, like anaphylaxis, were treated with fumigating powders, caustic vapors, opium and stramonium cigarettes,” said AANMA founder and president Nancy Sander. “Don’t let healthcare cost-cutting send us back into the dark ages.”

Read more about Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill events and awards:

Highlights and Feedback

View our online photos from the Innovation in Technology Awards Dinner and the Health Fair and Screening:

Check out some comments we’ve received from participants of Allergy & Asthma Day Capitol Hill:


(Note: Cindy Tervalon of Melrose, Massachusetts, is the mother of Cassandra, who along with Mia Catalini designed the Wear-ever Necklace for AANMA’s “Ultimate Inhaler Contest.” Cassandra and Mia were named honorable mention winners and invited to AADCH.)

Wow, What a TRIP! Here in Melrose, we are referring to it as ‘The Trip of a Lifetime.’ Thank you so very much for making the entire two days so special for Cassandra and the other girls. Everyone at AANMA really was extraordinary! I believe all four girls left with more confidence and a sense of pride and joy. What more can we do for young people!

Thank you so very much for taking the time to have a photo autographed by Charles Thiel for her. She will be so excited and will cherish it forever. And thank you for the link to the bracelets. I will spread the word and get everyone we know to purchase a bracelet and support AANMA.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the future.

All my best,

Cindy Tervalon

Great job and BRAVO!

Best regards,

Talal M. Nsouli, M.D., FACAAI (HN)
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Allergy-Immunology,
Georgetown University School of Medicine


It was great to work with you and AANMA making this happen. Congrats, looking forward to partnering for more successes in the future.

Stanley Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI
President, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Well done, everyone, well done. It was a true pleasure to be involved!

Brooke Curran
Member, AANMA Board of Directors