by Kelley Lindberg
We’re half-way through September, and I can feel the air
getting cooler. Nights are downright chilly, the leaves are turning, and my
garden is starting to get that almost-done look. After a blazing hot summer, it’s
nice to be outside again, right? Maybe take a walk with the kids?
Well, while you’re walking with the kids, wouldn’t it be
great to earn some money for food allergy research and education at the same
The annual FAAN Walk for Food Allergy in Salt Lake City is
rapidly approaching, but there is still plenty of time to sign up – or to
donate! Here is what you need to know:
FAAN Walk for Food Allergy
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
1300 S. 2100 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Check in: 11:00am
Walk: 12:00 noon
Distance: 2 miles
There will be lots of fun activities and vendors (some with
free samples!) including: face painting, bounce houses, Munchkin
Radio, Utah Society of Allergy & Asthma, Utah School Nurses
Association, Utah Food Allergy Network, Mylan Pharma (EpiPen), SunButter,
The money earned from the Walk supports FAAN’s (Food Allergy
and Anaphylaxis Network) invaluable and tireless efforts in food allergy research,
advocacy, and education. In addition, by participating, our own UtahFood Allergy Network (UFAN) can apply for a Community Grant from FAAN that we
can use to directly benefit our Utah community. Last year’s grant helped us
bring in special guest speakers for the Utah Food Allergy Conference in June,
and the FAAN school Food Allergy Program purchased for every school district in
The Walk is also a great way to meet other families with
food allergies, ask questions, and learn more about food allergies. And there are many opportunities for kids to get to know each
other, dance to fun kids’ music with Munchkin Radio, and have a food-free, safe
What a great way to spend a beautiful October Saturday. For
more information, to sign up for the Walk (as either a team or an individual),
or to donate to the Walk, visit the Salt Lake City FAAN Walk website.
If you don’t live in Utah, fear not! Many cities hold FAAN
Walks for Food Allergy in September and October, so check FAAN’s website to see
if there’s a Walk near you!
See you there!