In the United States alone around 32 million people suffer from some kind of a food allergy.  Allergies to certain food items can seriously impact and put limits on an individual's life experiences.

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The Aleia Project has a goal to educate the community to understand and work alongside those who have a food allergy.  Many children and adults can't get the full experience of birthday parties, sporting events, and social gatherings.  Some live in fear of food and having to share tables and often end up sitting alone.

To help create awareness, educational resources, and fund research for the Northland food allergy community, there's an upcoming walk you can be a part of.  The Northland Walk for Food Allergy and Silent Auction is in Duluth on Saturday, May 28th at 10AM.

The event is happening at the Lakewalk-Endion Station located at 200 Lake Place.  There will be lawn games, coloring activities for kids, allergy-aware business and product information and samples to take home in addition to the walk and auction.  There will also be representation from the Duluth Fire Fighters and EMT Staff.  The walk is 1.3 miles and is a loop to the lighthouse and back.

Ages 5 and under are free to attend and donations for ages 6 and up is $20.00.  You can register the day of the event and they will also be accepting freewill donations if you want to help out the cause and all of the funds will stay local.  If you can't make it to the event and still want to donate in support of their mission, you can do that here.

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