Have you participated in the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy? We participated in the 2007 Boston area FAAN Walk. It was well attended, to say the least. The walk took place in a state park and was about 2.5 miles through the woods over bumpy trails. We borrowed a friend's jog-stroller to push our then 3 year-old and our 6-year-old walked along with us. I think participating in the walk was a cathartic experience for me. When you read the paper or look online, you know you are not alone in this food allergy journey. When you participate in a FAAN Walk, you actually can see all of the other food allergy families. Somehow, it makes a difference to be physically surrounded by other families going thru the same experiences or even more challenging ones. Best of all, the Walk for Food Allergy is a great way to help fundraise "to find a cure for food allergies, to increase awareness, and to provide understanding, hope, and an opportunity for a child with food allergy to simply be a child."
Registration for the 2009 Walk for Food Allergy is already open. There will be 35 Walks held around the country this year. Visit http://www.foodallergywalk.org/ to sign up for a walk near you, donate to a walk site or by mail.