Voices Against Brain Cancer
Jesse Laz from the band Locksley is participating in a walk to fight Brain Cancer. I think it should be obvious to Ernie and the Berts friends & fans that it’s an issue close to our hearts. I urge you to support Jesse for this walk. Do it for Jesse’s friends and family, and do it for our friend & fearless leader, Erin “Ernie” Payne.
Erin was the only person more vocal than me when I was raising money for the food allergy walk, & even put his money where is mouth was, as well as providing special edition T-shirts.
Jesse is trying to reach $17,000 in 17 days. It’s a lofty goal, and every donation counts. He’ll press a special vinyl if & only if the goal is met. So please, donate if you can, or at least share the link like mad.
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90% towards my goal of $500!
That’s right, Bethany & I are still taking donations for the Food Allergy Walk in Pittsburgh. It’s happening this Sunday, Sept. 18th at 11:00 am. You can make a secure online tax-deductible donation for either of us, to help us meet our prospective goals, or you can hook us up with a check made out to FAAN.
- Support me!
Just click the blue “Support Me” button under each of our photos on our respective profiles to donate!
You can read my older posts about the walk for more info:
If you’re following the “Celebrity Endorsement” thing, Andrew Stockey did eventually contact me & agree to help get the word out on WTAE.com. I still haven’t’ seen anything there yet.
Interestingly, Qdoba & Chick-fil-A also said they’d donate something, yet they haven’t online yet anyway. I’m going to have to remind them.
You can also read all of my Food Allergy related posts if interested in learning more about food allergies form an outspoken crazy blogger.
More from the Food Allergy Walk Facebook Page…
The Walk in Pittsburgh will feature lots activities, such as: face painting, balloon artist, trackless train, mad science and inflatables. We will have a musical performance by Kyle Dine and be joined by Pittsburgh Panthers mascot ROC.
We look forward to once again welcoming Sally Wiggin and Stephen Cropper. Following the Walk, will be Q&A session with allergists from AGH and UPMC who have volunteered their time. Rep. Matt Smith will join us to share information about the new EpiPen laws in PA.
You can get one of these limited edition T-shirts for donating $50 or more, thanks to Erin “Ernie” Payne:
- Special Edition King Krab Orange Ernie and the Berts T-Shirt
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So, you need one of these. Luckily for you, there are several ways to get one.
via Ernie and the Berts
In addition to the article linked above, Erin “Ernie” Payne has generously offered to give a free T-shirt to the first 10 takers who donate $50 or more to me (or Team Deathfish if one is formed) in my food allergy walk.
Don’t forget to enter the coloring contest!
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I read about this a while ago, and kind of put it in the back of my mind, and now it’s snuck up on me again. Being a food allergy advocate (or annoyance depending on your point of view) of sorts, I really ought to go to this.
I was excited to see this article today via the Food Allergy Daily: FAAN Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure Coming Back to Pittsburgh
This especially caught my attention:
The Walk is a non-competitive 2-mile course and participation is free. Families can enjoy samples from allergen-free food vendors, music and children’s activities. Joining us this year will be Sally Wiggin (WTAE-TV), and singer and songwriter Kyle Dine (http://kyledine.com), to educate and entertain with his songs about food allergies.
Kyle Dine rules! Kyle is also a soldier in the #FoodAllergyDudeArmy (a covert special ops branch of the #FoodAllergyMomArmy) on Twitter. Of course, Sally Wiggin is also a local legend. The walk is taking place at Hartwood Acres.
At any rate… I know there are many many walks for many many reasons, but I see this as an opportunity to do something other than whine about food allergies on the internet and send restaurants annoying (and hopefully entertaining) emails about deathfish.
The article above also drops these fascinating facts:
Food allergy is the leading cause of anaphylaxis outside the hospital setting and the CDC reports that food allergies result in over 300,000 ambulatory care visits each year among children. Eight foods account for 90 percent of all allergic reactions in the U.S.: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans, etc.), wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish. Food allergy afflicts one in 25 Americans overall, and one in 17 under age 3.
The official FAAN page for Pittsburgh is here: FoodAllergyWalk.org | 2011 Walk in Pittsburgh, PA
I’ll sign up to walk as an individual, or I can put together a team if anyone’s interested. The individual suggested goal is $300. The suggested team goal is $1,500.00.
So, here’s where I ask for help. Does anyone want to donate, or walk with me?
Think “Team Deathfish” sounds like a good name?
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