Monday, July 14, 2008

FAAN Walk - San Francisco, CA

My allergy support group has started a team to walk in the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) Walk for Food Allergy this September in San Francisco.

What's the Food Allergy Walk? Here's a great description from their site:
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world’s leading nonprofit organization in the fight for food allergy awareness, education, and research. Over the past four years, thousands of walkers and volunteers have gathered in communities around the country to build awareness of food allergies and to raise funds to support research and education programs. The FAAN Walk for Food Allergy events have raised $4 million, with an additional $2.5 million forecasted for the 2008 season.

We walk to find a cure for food allergies for your family member, friend, student, or colleague! 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 child’s life!

To learn more about our team (or to join us!), visit our page on the Food Allergy Walk site.

Can't walk with us? How about making a donation to help us meet our goals? You can donate via my personal page and all donations will count towards the team's goal of $2500.

Want to find a walk in your city? Visit the FAAN site for a list of locations.

Any type of support is appreciated no matter how big - even a shout out on your blog or website (regardless of what your site is about)! Thanks in advance for your support!

3 comments:

Pez said...

Best wishes with the walk! I am still trying to decide if we will form our own team or join a team for the walk here in September.

Jennifer said...

Hi Gab,

I just discovered you had a blog, and it is great!!! I met you at one of the first meetings for the SF food allergy support group and have missed you since then. My family has already signed up for the walk under our own name, and we will see you there!!! I also have a blog, and have linked to you, and it would be great if you could link to me too.

Thanks
Jennifer

Hope to see you soon

Patrick M. Gee, photographer said...

Just wanted to let you know that most of the photos from Saturday are posted:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28209257@N08/sets/72157607433864174/

Aloha,

PMG