The FARE Walk for Food Allergy, one of Food Allergy Research & Education’s flagship fundraising, awareness and community-building programs, will be at the Jersey Shore (Long Branch) with the goal of raising critically needed funds that will make a difference in the lives of 15 million Americans living with food allergies.
The FARE Walk for Food Allergy at the Jersey Shore (Long Branch) will be held October 23, 2016, at the Great Lawn Pavilion on the Promenade at Ocean Avenue beginning at 9:00am (check-in).
FARE, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to food allergy, has been at the forefront of food allergy advances in the areas of research, education and advocacy for more than 20 years. In the United States, 1 in 13 children has a food allergy – roughly two in every classroom – and a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room every three minutes.
The FARE Walk for Food Allergy gathers friends, families, neighbors and co-workers together from coast-to-coast. It has raised more than $24 million since 2004 to fund essential programs to support all those affected by food allergy, a potentially life-threatening disease. Funds raised by the walk help to create high-impact national initiatives such as:
Many of the FARE Walk for Food Allergy events this year will be incorporating activities to celebrate FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project®, a national initiative that promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies by encouraging households to display a teal pumpkin and provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
For more information, or to register or volunteer, visit www.foodallergywalk.org/jerseyshore2016
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 improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Our work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org and find us on Twitter @FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.Back To Top