There are only two days left until the Walk for Food Allergy that I’m participating in.
Food allergies can be deadly serious. Those warp nacelles are epinephrine auto-injectors that I carry everywhere in case I accidentally eat something with peanuts in it, and their job is to keep me breathing long enough to get to the emergency room.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network supports research into the causes and treatment of food allergies. They also provide educational materials (for instance: how a restaurant can make things safer for customers with severe allergies), promote awareness of the condition, and advocate for policies like clear labeling of the top allergens, or keeping stock epinephrine on hand in schools for students who don’t have their own.
Sunday’s event raises money for FAAN’s mission. My team is less than $200 from our goal, and you can help us meet it with a donation.