Last Saturday started with thunderstorms and cool temperatures, but that didn’t stop a whole bunch of generous supporters from making the day a bright spot for food allergy awareness at the FAAN Walk for Food Allergies! Between the circus acts, the games, and the huge crowd (over 450 came out to walk and party!), we barely noticed the weather after a while, and were focused on celebrating the supporters that had all come together to help make the walk a success.
As a member of the walk board, I was witness to how much work went into the walk. Each of the three other women on the board with me contributed incredible amounts of work, talent, and dedication to the walk, and those ladies made it happen. With the help of large donors, local donors, and each individual contribution made by family, friends, and community members, we far surpassed our fundraising goal of $25,000 with a final count of … drumroll please …
So, to each and every one of you out there who helped spread the word, made a contribution, or walked the walk with us, THANK YOU! There are millions of lives affected by food allergies and each one is important. These funds will help to raise awareness, continue research, and work towards a better life for everyone affected by a potentially deadly condition that thus far has no known cure.