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More than one in five Americans are affected
by nasal allergy symptoms and many wait until they are overwhelmed by symptoms
before taking action. In fact, allergic rhinitis is one of the most common
chronic conditions, affecting 10 to 30 percent of adults and adolescents
in the U.S. – with many people experiencing seasonal symptoms.
Just in time for spring allergy season, Misty May-Treanor, Olympic Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist, is partnering with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to elevate the importance of being proactive when it comes to preparing for allergy season. Misty is aware of the challenges nasal allergies can pose both on and off the court. She will discuss her life-long struggle with seasonal nasal allergies and how she hasn't let her symptoms sideline as she pursued the Olympic Gold and beyond.
Through the "Ditch the Drip" program, Misty plans to educate nasal allergy sufferers on how to better prepare for and manage their allergy symptoms. She will share new findings from a recent survey that found the impact of nasal allergies on a person's relationships, self-esteem and overall productivity.
MORE ABOUT MISTY MAY-TREANOR
Misty May-Treanor is an American professional beach volleyball player and actress. She has won more tournaments than any other female volleyball player and is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist. She has competed in four Olympic Games, most recently competing in the 2012 games in London, England. Misty and her volleyball partner have been called "the greatest beach volleyball team of all time."