Friday, September 28, 2012

The FAAN Walk for Food Allergy October 6th!

Guest POST :Michelle Fogg, Co-Chair
The FAAN Walk for Food Allergy in Salt Lake City is one week away!

                             Sugar House Park
                             Saturday October 6, 2012
                             Registration @ 11am
                             Walk @ Noon

Walk to Save a Life and play for a great cause. Lots of fun activities and vendors including: face painting, bounce houses, Munchkin Radio, Utah Society of Allergy & Asthma, Utah School Nurses Association, Utah Food Allergy Network, Mylan Pharma (EpiPen), SunButter, and more!

Everyone can help contribute to the Walk's success, even if you can't physically attend on Walk day. By working together, we can ensure the Walk comes back next year and that UFAN will be able to apply for a Community Grant from FAAN that is used to directly benefit our Utah community. Projects that have been funded by the FAAN Walk Community Grant in the past include special guest speakers for the Utah Food Allergy Conference and the FAAN School Food Allergy Program which was purchased for every school district in the state! The Walk is also a great way to raise community awareness and education not to mention an event where the kids get to play and we all see that we are truly not alone. Here are some suggestions of how you can get involved now:
  • Register your Walk team today by visiting and start gathering pledges & teamates
  • Register as a Virtual Walker (you are unable to attend the day of Walk but still want to participate in the fundraising effort)
  • Visit and make a donation to any team or walker
  • Help spread the word about the Walk in your community by delivering posters/brochures to your local businesses, libraries, physician offices, community centers, etc. Email "Walk Posters" to with your name, mailing address, and quantity needed and we will send them to you ASAP
Thank you for helping to make 2012 a successful Walk year and help to keep the Walk coming back. We are about $20k from our goal but if we work together, anything is possible!

...because you love someone with food allergies.

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