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The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Walk for Food Allergy - St. Louis, MO

Donations as of November 01, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$3,515.00 Raised Online
$3,515.00 Total Raised

Nick's Food Allergy Fundraising Page

Come walk with us at the ST. LOUIS WALK FOR FOOD ALLERGIES

 

Thank you for visiting Nick's Food Allergy Fundraising Page.  As many of you know, aside from having asthma, Nick has several serious food allergies.  He is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts.  Any of these foods can cause severe reactions including anaphylaxis, which can be fatal.  Although Nick has never had an anaphylatic reaction, the potential still exists.

 

Currently there is no cure or treatment and the only way to prevent a reaction is strict avoidance.  We are hoping that some day Nick will be able to enjoy all the foods most kids take for granted such as birthday cake, ice cream or pizza.  We must read ingredients on everything Nick eats and even after we know the ingredients we still worry about cross contamination.  This can make simple pleasures such as going to a restaurant, birthday party or even a friends house difficult. Nick must always carry his epipen, anti-histamine and inhaler wherever he goes.

 

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network's (FAAN's) Moving Toward a Cure Walk is a fundraiser that supports food allergy research and promotes awareness to this public health issue.  Most recently, FAAN was instrumental in the passage of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law by President Bush.  This new legislation requires food manufacturers to clearly list major food allergens on all food packaging.  This is extremely helpful in keeping Nick and other allergic children safe.

 

Approximately 11 million people, or 4% of the population, suffer from food allergies.  This condition results in more than 30,000 trips to emergency rooms and an estimated 150 to 200 deaths each year in the .

 

Many times Nick ask's when he will grow out of these allergies but unfortunately we don’t have an answer to this question.  FAAN is working hard to raise funds for research to hopefully find an answer to this question and many others.  We are members of FAAN and it's a wonderful organization.  We have learned so much from FAAN's resourses to help us get through the difficulties that living with food allergies can bring. 

 

Our family doesn’t make a practice of contacting people asking for support unless it's a cause that is near and dear to our hearts.  On Nick's behalf, we are asking you to consider making a donation to FAAN and/or participate in the walk by joining Nick's team. 

Nick is very excited about this event and would love to see his friends and family come out to support him on Sunday, September 24th at Forest Park .  To pre-register go to  www.foodallergy.org click on walks, sign me up, set started, st. louis.  (you may also register the day of the walk)

 

We would sincerely appreciate your support to help in the fight against food allergies.  Donating through this site is simple, fast, and totally secure.  Just scroll down and click on Sponsor me now. 

 

Thank you in advance for your support and please forward this to anyone who you think might want to participate or donate.  

Supporters

Comment Donation
Jerry Miller Keep up the good work.
$50.00
Aunt Ann, Uncle Monkey, & cousins We will see you @ the walk Nick! Keep up the good work!
$275.00
Lexie Miller Good Luck!
$25.00
Bob, Brigid and Max Oldani Great Job Nick! You're a great example to other kids!
$100.00
Dick Mantia Friend of your dad's/God bless
$50.00
Todd Gander Im a golf friend of your dad's- good luck!
$25.00
Cheif Arnold Good luck on your fundraiser!
$50.00
Deb Dubin You are a hero, just like your dad!
$25.00
Jim & Shorty Determination will take you where you want. Good Job Nick!
$100.00
kerry dick good luck nick, from your favorite uncle kerry
$50.00
Lori Barritt
$100.00
Rich Bushard I'm a friend of your dad's.. keep up the good work!
$40.00
The Schomburg's Good luck Nick......from Troop 1826 and 4183
$100.00
Justin and Andrea Counts Good Luck Nick We'll be thinking of you
$25.00
Bob Biondo Get 'er done Nick Good Luck
$275.00
jason kirk
$25.00
Aunt Doris It's nice having you for a great nephew! Keep up the hard work.
$10.00
Anna Torretta Keep Going Nick!
$25.00
FF Jeff HD Great Work!!!!! Your almost there!!!
$50.00
fireman ken you can do it!
$50.00
Luke Kunin Good Luck Nick!!
$25.00
Papa Giggy Good Luck Nick. I love your mother
$50.00
John, Debi, Paige, & Court Colbert Sounds like a lot of fun . . . Good Luck!
$50.00
Mary Oetting See you at the walk Nick!
$50.00
Chuck Carpenter I am a friend of your father.
$25.00
Terri French What an impressive young man...GOOD LUCK NICK!
$25.00
Bob Rauss Nick good luck, keep striving for a cure.
$25.00
Kimmie
$25.00
Linda Martorelli
$25.00
Aunt Wanda I love you and I am very proud of you. I can't walk but I can support you walking. Good Luck!
$100.00
Gary & Peggy Frank Good Luck and keep on walking!
$50.00
Hunter Smith Looking forward to sharing icecream & pizza with you someday soon!!!
$50.00
Coach Bill Walk fast cause you got a game at 4:00 PM, blessings
$50.00
Andy Fasiska Good luck Nick!
$50.00
Toni Good Luck
$25.00
Carolyn & Mark Good Luck
$50.00
MawMaw Walk or crawl I will try, love you sooooo much
$100.00
Jackie Bortman Good Luck Nick, I wish I could be there to walk with you! We Love You!
$50.00
St/ Louis Labor Council AFL-CIO
$250.00
Aunt Robin I'm proud of you and wish I could be there to be on your team.
$50.00
Gigi and Uncle Mike We love you and are proud of you! Wish we were there to cheer you on!
$75.00
Al Birkenmeier Go Big Nick
$50.00
Brad Hatfield Good Luck.
$25.00
Nell & Armond Hope you have a great turnout for 'Nicks Walk'
$50.00
Vancil good Job Nick
$25.00
Michael Masters My nephew suffers from food allergies too. I wish you the best!
$100.00
Todd, Christine, Collin and Adam Good luck to a special kid!
$50.00
Raymond Hahn I'm a friend of your dad's ... Good Luck!
$25.00
Hope Finnegan Your worth every penny-love gramma & pawpaw
$200.00
Uncle Kim Hey Nick ! Your Kool DUDE !!
$100.00

Donation Summary

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Total Raised
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