Global Parenting Expert and FARE Walk Ambassador Jo Frost Will Attend
There are 15 million Americans with food allergies, which means there are 15 million reasons to join the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Walk for Food Allergy in Los Angeles, where global parenting expert Jo Frost, National Ambassador of the FARE Walk for Food Allergy, will be on hand to help raise critical funds to find a cure and to increase awareness about this growing public health issue.
Frost will lead the charge at the FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Lakewood, a family-friendly event that will be held at 9:00 am on Sunday, October 12th at Lakewood BlueClaws Stadium, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood Township, NJ, 08701.
The FARE Walk for Food Allergy, presented by Mylan, unites thousands of people nationwide in seeking a cure and a safe and inclusive world for people with food allergies. With so many people affected by food allergies, everyone has a reason to walk.
“Food allergy is a life-altering and potentially life-threatening disease that affects a growing number of people in the United States and worldwide” said Donna McKelvey, senior vice president and chief development officer at FARE, the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to food allergy. “Together, FARE and the food allergy community are working to find a cure, to educate, to advocate, and to raise awareness. Every step we take, every dollar raised by our dedicated supporters and sponsors, brings us closer to the day when we say FAREwell to food allergies.”
This summer, Frost was named as the first National Ambassador of the FARE Walk for Food Allergy. Known for her television shows such as “Supernanny” and best-selling books including Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules, was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies to nuts, shellfish, and rye as a child. Frost will be speaking and meeting with families at four other FARE Walk for Food Allergy events after her appearance in Lakewood this year.
“For the last two years, I have proudly supported my local FARE Walk for Food Allergy, and I am thrilled to be serving as the first National Ambassador for the FARE Walk for Food Allergy program,” Frost said. “This program raises critical funds and awareness to support FARE’s mission of finding a cure for food allergies and keeping individuals with food allergies safe and included. I am so pleased to help advance the cause of the food allergy community, and I hope you will join me in this effort.”
The 2013 FARE Walk for Food Allergy raised a record-breaking $3.6 million for food allergy research, education, awareness and advocacy.
Participants can sign up for the walk individually or as part of a team. For more information, including registration, volunteer and sponsorship information, visit www.foodallergywalk.org/lakewood2014 or www.foodallergywalk.org for information on other locations.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to find a cure for food allergies, and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included. We do this by investing in world-class research that advances treatment and understanding of the disease, providing evidence-based education and resources, undertaking advocacy at all levels of government and increasing awareness of food allergy as a serious public health issue. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org and find us on Twitter @FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.