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Country Music Star Trace Adkins to Be Honorary Chair of Nationwide Walk for Food Allergy
Date:6/25/2008

FAIRFAX, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Country music superstar and "The Celebrity Apprentice" finalist Trace Adkins will serve as the National Honorary Chair of the 2008 Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure.

The event, to be held in 26 cities across the country as well as online, is sponsored by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) to increase awareness and raise money for education and research.

Adkins, a multifaceted entertainer who has enjoyed a remarkable 12-year career, served as the National Honorary Chair of the 2007 Walk for Food Allergy. He and his wife, Rhonda, became active members of FAAN six years ago upon learning that one of their daughters was allergic to peanuts.

"I'm honored to be serving once again as the National Honorary Chair for FAAN's Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure," says Adkins. "Millions of school-age children are afflicted with food allergies in this country, and the numbers are increasing each year. Much more research funds are needed to find out what is causing this problem and how we can fix it. With the help of thousands of walkers and volunteers nationwide, we can hopefully raise more money to help find a cure."

The Adkins family attended FAAN Kids' Congress on Capitol Hill in 2005 and, most recently, got support from U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker for the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act (S.1232), bringing bipartisan support to the bill. If passed, the bill will provide schools across the country with uniform guidance on how to create appropriate management and emergency plans for children with food allergies.

"Food allergies continue to increase in children, yet we don't know why," says FAAN CEO and Founder Anne Munoz-Furlong. "The Walk for Food Allergy events will raise money for research and education programs to help us reach for a cure so that children living with food allergies don't have to worry about having a reaction every time they sit down to eat."

Register for the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy at http://www.foodallergywalk.org. Check to see if there is one near you, or participate in the Virtual Walk to be held online at http://www.foodallergywalk.org.

ABOUT FAAN

Founded in 1991, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leader in information about food allergy, a potentially fatal condition that afflicts approximately 12 million Americans, or one out of every 25, and is rapidly increasing in prevalence. A nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., FAAN has 30,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and 62 other countries. It is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, to providing advocacy and education, and to advancing research on behalf of all those affected by it. FAAN provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials. For more information, please visit FAAN at http://www.foodallergy.org.

Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure 2008 Sites

Location Date

Denver, CO August 17, 2008

Fairfax, VA August 23, 2008

Philadelphia, PA August 23, 2008

Seattle, WA September 6, 2008

Houston, TX September 6, 2008

Long Branch, NJ September 7, 2008

Pittsburgh, PA September 14, 2008

San Francisco, CA September 20, 2008

Grand Rapids, MI September 20, 2008

Detroit, MI September 20, 2008

Boston, MA September 21, 2008

Chicago, IL September 27, 2008

Indianapolis, IN September 27, 2008

Richmond, VA September 27, 2008

Baltimore, MD October 4, 2008

Long Island, NY October 12, 2008

Atlanta, GA October 18, 2008

Hartford, CT October 18, 2008

Ridgewood, NJ October 19, 2008

Kansas City, KS October 25, 2008

Boise, ID October 25, 2008

Charlotte, NC October 25, 2008

Dallas, TX November 8, 2008

San Diego, CA November 8, 2008

Los Angeles, CA November 16, 2008

Key Biscayne, FL November 22, 2008

Online Walk December 6, 2008


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