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5K Run/Walk to Create Community Awareness of Food Allergies

Jul 01, 2015 05:23PM

The 2nd Annual F.A.R.M. 5K Run/Walk  “Nature vs. Nurture” will be held Saturday, August 15 at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at 7:30 a.m. The race is produced by the local non-profit Food Allergy Resources & Mentoring (FARM) whose mission is create public awareness of the growing food allergy epidemic and provide a voice to those living with food allergies.

This is the first year that the race will be held at the photographer’s haven, Ritch Grissam Memorial Wetlands, a hard-packed dirt course among Native Floridian wildlife lending to the theme of “nature vs. nurture.” “There’s a harmony between running an off-road course among native Floridian wildlife, and day to day life living with a life threatening food allergy,” says FARM’s president Lisa Ficke. The course provides ample room for parking, sponsors and vendors at the finish line.

Founded in 2014, Food Allergy Resources & Mentoring (FARM) is the first Florida based non-profit addressing the growing food allergy epidemic. “1 in 13 children have a food allergy today and that numbers is rising,” says Ficke. “With roughly 2 kids per classroom affected and no local resources for these families, FARM works to create inclusive events that promote understanding and support to families affected by food allergies.”

To register visit For more information find FARM on twitter @faresource or at or call 808-250-5188. 

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