This will be my first time attending the Walk to Axe Anaphylaxis. It is a 5 km walk that is happening on October 16, 2011 at Cedarvale Ravine. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and the 5 km walk at 11:00 a.m.
It all began two years ago. Twelve year old Sophie Nisker decided for her 13th birthday, she wanted to raise money for the Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation to help fund allergy research.
Sophie’s goal was to raise a few thousand dollars………………she raised 45,000!
Last year, the event raised $70,000! A grant was awarded to Christine McCusker for her project: working on a novel therapy for allergy prevention.
I find this story so inspiring. I admire Sophie’s initiative to make a dream come true.
They say it takes ‘a village to raise a child’. I am excited to participate in this community event to help raise an awareness and funds for such a worthy cause.
I look forward to meeting other families that are living with asthma and food allergies. We all need the moral support and encouragement of others to keep focusing on the positives that life has given us.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. Have you participated in the Walk to Axe Anaphylaxis or are thinking of it?
P.P.S. As always, any products or events I mention in these posts are my own personal recommendations. No one’s paying me to recommend them. They’re just what has worked for our family. Your own needs and preferences may be different!