Our Mission
  To raise food allergy awareness by promoting education, while providing support to Members and their families.

Cristina Stainkamp is President of Protect Allergic Kids (PAK), a non-profit organization for Food Allergies, Anaphylaxis and other allergic diseases like Eosinophilic Disorders and Celiacs, established in 2006.

   At our group meetings, we like to build a network of support for parents and caregivers.  PAK is available for presentations in Long Island, New York.  PAK accepts donations to fund education and research to find a cure.   

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* Please make checks payable to PAK or click on PayPal to contribute safely by Credit Card.   Thank you for your gift to PAK.   PAK is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a registered charity with the State of New York.

PAK is not a professional or medical organization.  It is a group of parents sharing information and supporting each other.  The discussions, meeting minutes, handouts, guest speakers, agendas, and other products of our support group do not constitute medical/legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.  Always discuss individual health questions and medical issues with a qualified personal physician. 
In regard to Guest Speakers, the purpose of the presentations is to provide a variety of opinions on the spectrum on allergy issues. By no means is PAK adopting the views of its speakers, or endorsing them as medically accepted in the community. It is up to the guests to weigh the persuasiveness and acceptability of the presentations, based on their own knowledge and research.  

This site was last updated: 4/1/2024

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Daniel L. Mayer, M.D. 
Medical Advisor
Ralph Strauss, M.D.
Rita Molloy
past President of the New York State Association of School Nurses
Doreen Cordova
Cordova & Associates, P.C. Esq. 
Patricia Bass
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PAK Info
Anaphylaxis affects one in 17 children under the age of 3.
Parents of food-allergic kids state that nutrition, safety, education, stress, fear and isolation are the top concerns.
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death.
Until there is a cure, vigilance can save a life.
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This website was made possible through a community award from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).