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Monday, June 19, 2006

FAAN: Walk for Food Allergy

Milk and dairy allergies are among the commonest food allergies in the world. They're problem with the immune system running amok. Nobody really understand why they happen, or why they seem to be getting worse.

So FAAN - The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network – is holding its third annual Walk for Food Allergy, to be held in cities across the country this fall.

Their press release says:


Beginning August 19 and ending on November 18, thousands of families nationwide will be taking part in the third annual nationwide Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure campaign intended to increase awareness and raise research funding for a disease that currently has no cure. The disease is food allergy, which currently affects 12 million Americans. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), the nation's leading nonprofit, patient advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing education and advancing research on food allergy and anaphylaxis, will be spearheading these events in 18 cities across the nation.

The Walk for Food Allergy will be occurring in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin. Registration is now open for walk enthusiasts from every walk of life to benefit FAAN's ongoing research and education efforts. For registration and a complete list of all of the walk locations and dates, please visit FAAN's Web site at www.foodallergy.org.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Steve,

Thank you for the heads up on this walk. I have signed up Team Dairy Free in San Diego, CA!

Alisa - www.GoDairyFree.org

liz said...

Dear Steve,

A little while back I blogged about this post on ThisNext.com (check it out at http://blog.thisnext.com/blog/walk-for-food-allergy.html).ThisNext just started a month-long private beta and I’d love to extend to you an invitation to come use the site and make a list (we call it a shopcast) of your favorite products.

Clicking this link will get you into your account: http://www.thisnext.com/invitation/1468-8089-5309. It’s a one-time URL that’s only for you so it can’t be shared. The bottom of every page has a place for your comments… We’d love to know what you think!

Our shopcasting network is a place where people can recommend and discover great products and is built based on our philosophy, “Buy better to live better.” Shopcasts are lists of “favorites” that tell stories about how you do things and what you use. We want people to be able to answer online a question they ask all the time in the real world, “What do you use?”

We consider ourselves a layer in a blogger’s virtual identity:
-A way to keep products about which you’ve posted from getting buried
-A way to attract traffic by syndicating your voice to a large audience.
-In a few weeks, we’ll have finished a badge bloggers can run that plays shopcasts.

One small favor: We’re asking the bloggers that we invite to please NOT post about the project until our public launch in August. We’ll let you know when… We deeply appreciate being able to develop the most usable site we can before presenting it to the world.

Hope to see you around the ThisNext shopcasting neighborhood… please let us know how the site’s working for you… We’re still working on it!

Thanks,
Liz

P.S. Don’t hesitate to email me any questions! (lizbarker77@gmail.com)