Saturday, May 26, 2018
Check-In/Activities: 8:30 a.m.

Walk Ceremony: 9:45 a.m.

Walk Starts: 10:00 a.m.


Food Allergy Research & Education’s Hometown Heroes Walk in Duluth, MN Aims to Raise Critical Funds to Address Food Allergy Epidemic

Duluth, MN/ May 26, 2018: Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE) Hometown Heroes Walk will come to Duluth on May 26, 2018, celebrating the everyday heroes in our community families, educators, health professionals, emergency responders, food workers and more whose dedication helps keep the 15 million Americans with food allergies safe.

Duluth’s Hometown Heroes Walk will be held at the Lakewalk Duluth at Endion Station and will create a safe, welcoming environment where all those affected by food allergies can unite to share inspiration and forge lasting connections while raising much needed funds for programs that advance FARE’s mission to improve the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies and provide hope through the promise of new treatments.

“We are excited to have FARE’s Hometown Heroes Walk in Duluth, MN, and are grateful to the volunteers who have worked tirelessly on this event,” said FARE CEO and Chief Medical Officer James R. Baker, Jr. “The past two decades have seen an explosion in food allergy prevalence. We don’t know the causes of this epidemic, which now affects 1 in 13 children, and we don’t have any approved treatments yet. The walk helps protect children and adults with food allergies, both by drawing attention to this life-changing and potentially life-threatening disease, and by providing vital funds for food allergy research, education and advocacy.”

Starting in 2004, when support group leaders created the first food allergy walk in Chicago, heroes have come together each year to foster awareness of food allergy as a serious public health issue. Since then, walk teams across the country have raised more than $26 million to search for effective treatments, educate their communities, and advocate for policies that promote safety and inclusion for individuals and families managing food allergy.

Proceeds of FARE’s walks have funded cutting-edge research, world-class educational programs that help individuals live well with food allergies, grassroots advocacy that has expanded access to life-saving epinephrine in schools and other public places, and awareness campaigns that have elevated the profile of food allergy nationally.

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