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FARE Walk In Westport Stepping Off To Raise Awareness Of Food Allergies

Participants start the 2015 FARE Walk for Food Allergy. A total of over 800 walkers attended the 2014 and 2015 walks.
Participants start the 2015 FARE Walk for Food Allergy. A total of over 800 walkers attended the 2014 and 2015 walks. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Food Allergy Research and Education Walk for Food Allergy will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, and help raise funds and awareness to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies.

Tens of thousands of people will gather at walks in more than 50 communities nationwide to support their loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors living with life-threatening food allergies. This family day will include activities for all ages, including a face painter, relay races, carnival games, a strolling magician and live music from Hartford-based reggae band Ras Spectiv.

This year’s FARE Walk for Food Allergy will also incorporate an arts and crafts table where children can make teal jack-o'-lantern door signs to celebrate FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project, a national initiative that promotes safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies by encouraging households to display a teal pumpkin and provide nonfood treats for trick-or-treaters.

The FARE Walk for Food Allergy offers activities for the entire family while helping to advance food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness initiatives.

The walk will begin at 1 p.m. at Sherwood Island State Park Pavilion in Westport. To register for the walk, visit this link.

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