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Design Expert Robin Wilson Named an AAFA "Ambassador"

Robin WilsonRobin Wilson Named an “Ambassador” for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2011 – Robin Wilson will serve as an ambassador for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and joins the call for families “to focus on indoor air quality issues” as an advocate for wellness and use of non-toxic products in an accessible manner. She has asthma and allergies and is a nationally recognized healthy home interior designer and wellness expert who has traveled the country over the past few years designing spaces and educating consumers about simple ways they can create a healthy, allergen-free and irritant-free environment.

Over 60 million Americans have limitations on their lifestyle due to allergies and asthma. Wilson has suffered from both conditions throughout her lifetime, and knows firsthand how these issues affect Americans and their families. “Robin is a true believer in the asthma and allergy community. She has been speaking on these topics for years and AAFA is proud to work with her as an ambassador to raise awareness about these diseases,” said Mike Tringale, AAFA Vice President of External Affairs.

"From the paint on your walls to the rug on your floor, the mattress on which you sleep or the everyday household cleaners – every homeowner can make small changes to promote healthy indoor air quality and living spaces,” Wilson said. “I am honored to be working with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to help people learn more about the prevention of these diseases through awareness of triggers that many people take for granted, such as dust mites, pet dander and chemicals. Wilson appeared on Good Morning America Health to provide simple tips for consumers, and to discuss the charity work AAFA does nationwide. Her discussion of both indoor and outdoor pollutants and simple steps to take has become a regularly visited feature on both the AAFA and Robin Wilson Home websites.

About Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson is a nationally recognized wellness expert and healthy space interior designer. She authored the book Kennedy Green House (Greenleaf, 2010), an IPPY award bronze medal winner in the Home & Garden category. She is the first woman to license her name to eco-friendly kitchen cabinetry manufactured by Holiday Kitchens. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Robin was brought up on organic produce in the early days of Whole Foods. Notable design projects include the White House Fellows office (2010); Good Housekeeping LEED certified brownstone (2008) and multiple renovation projects for President Bill Clinton’s Harlem Office (2004-2010). She has licensed her name to an eponymous line of textiles that will premiere in retailers in fall of 2011. Visit www.robinwilsonhome.com

About Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

A not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, this is the leading patient and consumer organization helping people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research. AAFA provides practical information, community based services and a network of support through regional chapters and partners throughout the United States.

Contact: Angel Waldron, Senior Communications Manager, angel@aafa.org, 202-466-7643, x248.

 
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