Why We Walk

"We walk every year in Ridgewood, NJ to honor our son Ian. We want to help him and the 1 in 13 children suffering from food allergies to feel safe in the world. For Team Ian's No Peanuts Please, the walk is about the friendship, support, and love of our amazing donors and fellow walkers because they help us to believe the idea of a cure is possible."

- Chrissie Wetherbee

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"We walk to show our 8-year-old that you can be an advocate for yourself - at any age. Your voice matters.

We walk because our voices are stronger together."

- - Margaret and Joshua Hunt

"My family has been walking for 12 years with and for my son, Stephen, who was diagnosed with peanut and tree nut allergies when he was a 1-year-old. Our hope is that someday there will be a cure so that he no longer has to worry about what he eats, for fear that he will have an anaphylactic reaction. He is 18 now and there are still many occasions in which he will forgo eating rather than risk a reaction."

- Lynne Auslander

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"We walk for my son, Zach who is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. It would be great to live in a world where we didn’t have to worry about what he eats. Hopefully one day they will find a way to do this!"

- Cheryl Fruiterman

"I walk so that my son can see how much support that he has around him. I walk so that he knows that there are many others that have food allergies just like him and thrive! I walk so that he knows that we are trying our best to give him a less worrisome future."

- Jennifer Ott Makary

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"We walk for our son Joey who has had food allergies since he was an infant. We would do ANYTHING to keep him safe and be included in all childhood milestones."

- Eveline Kocis

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.

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