Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) will host another Walk this spring, with the first event beginning on May 30.

The organization says that “with 15 million Americans living with food allergies, there are 15 million reasons to walk.”

The first FARE Walk 2015 will happen in Minneapolis on May 30, with subsequent events happening nationally and organized by local chapters of the FARE network.

FARE is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to food allergy awareness and research. More than 50 FARE Walk events are planned around the United States.

About 15 million Americans have food allergies

“Roughly 15 million Americans have food allergies, which affect every demographic across the country,” said James R. Baker, Jr., MD, CEO and chief medical officer of FARE. “With increasing numbers affected, it is now more important than ever to concentrate efforts on effective treatments and ensuring that individuals with food allergies have access to resources that help keep them safe.

“When you join the FARE Walk for Food Allergy or donate to a team, you’re showing your support for programs and initiatives that advance research and enhance the quality of life of those who are managing this life-altering and potentially life-threatening disease.”

More than $3 million raised last year

Last year, the FARE Walk raised more than $3 million and had over 35,000 participants nationally. FARE hopes to see those numbers grow this year.

The funds raised through the FARE Walk for Food Allergy support FARE’s work to build a deep scientific understanding of food allergies, contribute to a robust pipeline of new therapies, help individuals and families through its educational programs and resources, advance advocacy initiatives that help protect those affected by food allergies, and increase understanding of food allergy as a serious public health issue.

This year, Mylan Specialty is a presenting sponsor for the 2015 FARE Walk for Food Allergy events. A list of Walk events can be found at FoodAllergyWalk.org.

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