Greenwich residents help organize FARE Walk for Food Allergy

The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Walk for Food Allergy, presented by Mylan Specialty L.P., raises critical funds and awareness each year to support Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) in its mission 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.

Join FARE and the food allergy community in Fairfield County to raise critical funds for and awareness about this growing public health issue. The FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Westport will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, from 1-4 p.m., at Sherwood Island State Park. This family fun day will include live music, face painting, soccer, chair massages, arts and crafts featuring The Teal Pumpkin Project and more. Last year, the inaugural Fairfield County walk brought in over 500 enthusiastic walkers and raised over $100,000, helping to advance food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness initiatives.

This year, tens of thousands of people will gather at walks in nearly 60 communities nationwide to support their loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors living with life-threatening food allergies. The FARE Walk for Food Allergy offers fun activities for the entire family while helping to advance food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness initiatives.

“We walk with FARE in support of the quest for a solution to the most difficult challenge we have faced as parents – food allergies,” said Julie Karish, Greenwich resident. “Our daughter faces a constant struggle with her multiple food allergies, and by supporting FARE, we know we are funding breakthrough research in the fight against this disease.”

Karish and fellow Greenwich resident and Walk Co-Chair Hillary Carter are co-captains of Team OMG (Owen, Mia and Grayson) named for their children with food allergies. They have raised over $12,000 towards the Walk.

“Fifteen million people in the United States are living with food allergy, a life-altering and potentially life-threatening disease,” said Donna McKelvey, senior vice president and chief development officer at FARE. “It is for each of these individuals and their families that we work to find life-changing treatments, educate, advocate – and of course, walk. Every step we take and every dollar raised brings us closer to the day when we say FAREwell to food allergies.”

The 2013 and 2014 FARE Walk for Food Allergy programs raised over $3 million each. Participants can sign up to walk individually or as part of a team. For more information, or to register or volunteer, visit www.foodallergywalk.org/connecticut2015.

Sponsorship opportunities remain available, enabling businesses to show their support for families who are managing food allergies.

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 @FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

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