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BAMF

Amount Raised: $1,591.00

Goal: $1,000.00

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Rockville, MD Food Allergy Heroes Walk

BAMF

Dear friends and family,

In every community, every day, you’ll find a circle of heroes keeping all those with food allergies safe. Our circle is made up of you, the family and friends of our sons. We've created this team, BAMF, to honor, love, and support our sons who suffer with food allergies. 

Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the U.S. A life-altering and potentially life-threatening disease, food allergy affects 15 million Americans. In our household, food allergies impacted our sons as early as one week old. Both of our sons have food protein induced gastrointestinal allergies. These food allergies are non-IGE mediated, meaning that the reactions are not the typical immune system responses most people are aware of that are created by histamine, such as runny nose, itchy eyes, or even anaphylaxis. Our boys' reactions are allergic reactions in their GI tracts and skin, including blood and mucus in their stools, diarrhea, gas and discomfort, eczema, and difficulty sleeping and irritability. Our sons react to multiple food proteins, including the staples of most people's diets: dairy, soy, egg, wheat, corn, rice, etc. This limits our family's participation in celebrations and activities that most people take for granted - birthday parties, eating at restaurants, trick-or-treating. Food allergies impact our lives, every day, every meal, every moment.

Here’s how you can help:
  • DONATE NOW!  We hope to reach our team fundraising goal. Any amount helps! To make a donation to the team, click the DONATE NOW button.
  • JOIN OUR TEAM and REGISTER TO WALK WITH US  using the button at the top of this page, then invite others you know to do the same.
  • HELP US FUNDRAISE AND RECRUIT WALKERS through your personal fundraising page you create after you register.
By making a donation on our behalf, you will be helping FARE to fund food allergy education programs, advocacy and awareness initiatives, and world-class research.
 
Thank you for your support!
 
Megan and Steve 
Team BAMF
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