About the Food Allergy Heroes Walk
The Food Allergy Heroes Walk began as a grassroots movement (as the FAAN Food Allergy Walk) and has since grown into a thriving national program to support food allergy research, education, advocacy, and awareness. The walk is the critical vehicle for Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) to create impact through peer-to-peer fundraising in communities across the country. It is also an incredible opportunity for all families and individuals affected by food allergies to connect with each other, unite in a safe space, and celebrate their potential as change makers for better outcomes for their children and loved ones.
In 2017, a passionate coalition of FARE staff members, walk chairs and committees, and walk teams gathered with over 11,000 walkers and 1,400 teams across the country through Food Allergy Heroes Walk. Last year, through 39 walks in dozens of states, the program raised over $1.2 million to support FARE’s programs and fund new initiatives.
FARE’s food allergy walk has always been—and will always be—a safe place for kids and individuals with food allergies to come together as a community. Increasing our focus on fundraising will not diminish the hopeful community experience that means so much to so many. Rather, coming together as a group, united in our shared passion and driven by a common goal, will only further our bond.
Fundraising fuels research. Fundraising fuels education. Fundraising fuels programs and support. Fundraising is the vehicle of impact that will make this world a safer place for everyone affected by food allergies. It is through our fundraising efforts and our strength as a community that we will create the world in which we want to live.
It truly takes a village of everyday heroes to keep our kids safe. Celebrate your food allergy hero and make a meaningful impact by joining us for the 2018 Food Allergy Heroes Walk!
Join or form a team to help change the lives of individuals with food allergies, like us. Click here to find a walk in your community.
One Step to Impact Millions
Support safe, productive lives with respect of others through education and advocacy.
Enhance the healthcare access to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.
Encourage and fund research that promises new therapies.