The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) has announced that registration for the 2010 Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure is officially open. According to FAAN, the mission of the walk is, "To raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis."
In 2009, the event hosted 18,000 walkers in 33 cities and online using the Alexander's Hometown Virtual Walk (for those who aren't near a walk or who can't make the date), raising over $1.8 million.
Now in its seventh year, this fundraising event will be held in over 50 cities across the United States throughout the year. Visit the Walk Locations page to see if there will be a walk in your local area.
The walks are definitely a family affair. They begin with an easy 1.5 to 4 mile walk, and end with crafts, games, and activities for all. Food allergy-friendly vendors will also be on hand with product information.
Visit the official walk website for more information: www.foodallergywalk.org.