One of every 13 children has food allergies.
“More people are touched by it directly now ... so I think people are understanding it more,” said Tracy Hurley, 40, of Snyder, whose 11-year-old son, Conlen, has allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and dairy.
“If you go to a restaurant and somebody 18, 19, 20, is ready to take your order, it’s not this foreign concept,” Hurley said.
The Buffalo FARE Food Allergy Walk is one of the ways families affected by food allergies help raise awareness, as well as money for family support and medical research.
This year’s walk will take place next Saturday at LaSalle Park, 1 Porter Ave., on the West Side.
Check-in starts at 9 a.m., the walk at 10:30 a.m. Family activities will follow, including the Elektra FIRE Show, Skyhunter wild birds, the Zoomobile, a rock climbing wall, cartoon characters, Buster Bison and more.
For more information and to register, visit fare.foodallergy.org/buffalo.