Food Allergy Heroes Walk in Milwaukee Sunday

NOW: Food Allergy Heroes Walk in Milwaukee Sunday

15 million Americans have food allergies, according to researchers. That’s one in 13 kids.

Iris Stroud of Wauwatosa is one of them. She was born with 12 food allergies. The five-year-old has grown out of many of them, but is still allergic to tree nuts and sesame.

Her mother, Amber, worries about her often, but finds comfort in connecting with families with similar struggles through the Food Allergy Research and Education group known as FARE.

The Stroud family will join supporters from across southeastern Wisconsin on Sunday for a walk to raise awareness and money for FARE.

The group’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk recognizes the courage and determination of families who deal with food allergies and empowers them to end their food allergy fears. The walk also raises money that can change lives through research, education, advocacy, and awareness.

The local walk is Sunday, September 30 at Veterans Park in Milwaukee. Check-in and activities start at 10 a.m. The walk itself starts at 11:30 a.m.

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