Friday, August 20, 2010

Food Allergy Walk at Brook Run on Sat Oct 2nd.

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Brook Run Park (Dunwoody), 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 30338
Distance: 2 miles
Honorary Chair: “Coupon Mom” Stephanie Nelson
National Honorary Chair: Trace Adkins, country music star

**After the family-friendly walk, there will be a festival with music, crafts, face-painting, inflatables, and many allergy-free and gluten-free samples.
To contact the local volunteer committee, e-mail

Why We Walk
• We walk to find a cure for food allergies.
• We walk to increase awareness of food allergy and the effect it has on a community.
• We walk to provide understanding, hope, and an opportunity for a child with food allergy to simply be a child.
• We walk to save a life!

More than 12 million Americans, or one in every 25, have food allergies. Included in that number are more than 3 million children. The incidence of peanut allergy doubled in children over a five-year period (1997-2002).

Over the years, FAAN, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, has been at the forefront of progress in food allergy research. Findings from research studies have been used to change federal and state laws, improve school policies, raise public awareness, improve the daily lives of individuals with food allergy, and provide education for patients, caregivers, and health professionals.

To create or join a team or to donate, please check out

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