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Food Allergies Focus Of Sunday Event

 
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About 600 people are expected to show up for the Walk for Food Allergy at Southside Park. It's a two-mile walk that will also include vendor booths and entertainment.

John Lehr is with the group Food Allergy Research and Education or FARE which is putting on the event.

He says the walk is dedicated to the memory of Natalie Giorgi. She's the Carmichael-area junior high school student who died in July of an allergic reaction after eating a rice krispie treat that contained peanuts.

"It has crisscrossed the country, that story. It has really hit our community very hard as every case like this does. And it has helped raise awareness of the serious nature of this disease." 

Donations collected from Sunday's walk will be used by FARE to pay for food allergy education, advocacy and research.  

Steve Milne

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