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FARE Walk for Food Allergy Comes to the Jersey Shore (Long Branch)

Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors - September 19, 2016

Supporting Research, Education and Advocacy Programs that Change and Save Lives

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: 

  • The FARE Clinical Network, the nation’s largest collaborative network dedicated to food allergy research and clinical care,
  •  The FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Awards, which provide funding for cutting-edge research to early and mid-career scientists studying food allergy, 
  • Awareness campaigns to raise the profile of food allergy as a serious public health issue,
  • Mobilization on advocacy priorities such as expanding access to epinephrine, the first-line treatment for severe allergic reactions, and 
  • The expansion of the FARE College Food Allergy Program, which is helping colleges and universities provide a safer experience for students with food allergies. 
    “For more than a decade, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy has united communities in support of those managing this potentially life-threatening disease,” said James R. Baker, Jr., MD, CEO and chief medical officer of FARE. “By fundraising as a walker in the FARE Walk for Food Allergy or donating to a team, you are supporting advances in research, advocacy and education that can change – and save – lives. We can’t do it without your support.”

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

ABOUT FARE

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 @FoodAllergyFacebookYouTube and Pinterest.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors| September 19, 2016
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