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, first and foremost, 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 opportunity for all families 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 2016, a passionate coalition of FARE staff members, Walk Chairs and committees gathered with over 14,000 walkers across the country through the FARE Walk for Food Allergy. That year, through over 40 walks in dozens of states, the program raised over $1.8 million to support FARE’s programs and fund new initiatives. In 2017, FARE reimagined the Walk experience and launched the newly branded walk program as FARE’s FOOD ALLERGY HEROES WALK!

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. We hope you join us for the 2017 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.

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