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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Successful Food Allergy Awareness Fundraiser for Dr. Robert Wood

May 16th was a beautiful day for fundraising. The music was cool and electric, the treats deeeeeelicious and allergy-friendly, and the breeze perfect. We had a nice turnout and raised over $1,200 for Dr. Robert Wood of Johns Hopkins in his efforts to find a cure for food allergies. Kids with food-allergies ROCK! You know why? Because they are brave! Brave and aware.  There was even a high school kid who purchased a copy of my picture book to show her teachers...teachers who should be supportive of food-allergy students, but are not yet.  See why kids of all ages with this disease need to be brave...brave, courageous, self-advocates?!  They are not alone, however.  Support is growing every day.

So thank you to all those who came out to celebrate awareness this May, and thank you to Loudoun Allergy Network for hosting the event.  We are all praying for a cure.

Blessings to all,