It’s the great wall of pumpkins! Claudia, a member of FARE’s Teen Advisory Group, asked friends to carve a pumpkin and make a $5 donation to FARE to have it added to a display she created in her front yard. What an awesome way to raise food allergy awareness on Halloween!
Join us at Teen Summit, taking place Nov. 15-17 in Washington, DC! You can learn more about food allergies while meeting new friends! Visit our website to find out what’s going on during the weekend, talk to your parents, and then register! Today’s the last day to book your room to use our group discount. http://www.foodallergy.org/teensummit
"I express myself through art and photography. I like the fact that there are no rules. There’s no one telling you what you can and can’t do, nothing holding you back, you are free to explore all different types of mediums or subjects however you want. Food allergies can often feel like rules to your life that tell you what you can and can’t eat. No one really likes rules, but they are there to keep people safe. But in art you don’t have to be safe or follow rules, you are free."
- Halle Nagorsky
"Don’t let food allergies get in your way. Respect your allergies but never let them interfere with what you want to do. Food allergies don’t define your life, it is just something you have to deal with, and everyone has to deal with something."
I am afraid of it
But many are not
Many wouldn’t even think you could be
I don’t want to be
I am afraid of it in the daylight
And the night hours as well
No matter winter or spring I am fearful
I don’t want to be
Some people make jokes
Some don’t think it is real
But I know it is all too serious
I don’t want it to be
It only takes one bite
Then maybe they’d see
That dairy, shellfish, and fish are scary
And I don’t want them to be.
- Poem by Emery
Members of Natalie’s Sunshine Team raising awareness and having fun at the FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Sacramento in memory of Natalie Giorgi. Have you signed up for a walk in your area? It’s a great way to meet other teens with food allergies and help raise funds to find a cure. Register at http://www.foodallergywalk.org!