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You know when food allergies rock? When we all get together and shout out our food allergies. That day was September 9, 2012, at the Kids With Food Allergies ( Fourth Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo at the Plymouth Meeting Mall in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

I was fortunate enough to MC the event as the Board Chair for Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA). KFA gave Representative Thomas Murt, a food allergy advocate, a special certificate of appreciation for his tireless policy work on behalf of food allergic children and their families in Pennsylvania. Representative Murt is a co-sponsor of PA Bill 2067 which will allow undesignated epinephrine in all schools in Pennsylvania.

All of the children and their parents had a fabulous time, as you can tell by their bright, smiling faces, and their dance moves to the music of Kyle Dine ( .One of the many highlights was Captain Jack and his crew of Food Allergy Pirates. (

Many thanks to KFA’s CEO, Lynda Mitchell, the staff including Wendy Rees, Michele Cassalia, our very intelligent, talented and devoted board members, volunteers and tireless fundraisers – you rock! A special thanks to our very dedicated sponsors and vendors (listed below) .

Here’s a video of the event:

Kids With Food Allergies Strides For Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo 2012

*edited 9.14.12 to add: “Allergic Girl,” Sloane Miller’s blog post about the event is here.


Applegate (

Elecare (

HomeFree (

Medical ID a Hope Paige Company (

Mylan (

Neocate (

Sunbutter (

uKNOW Peanut (

Whole Foods,  Plymouth Meeting, PA (


Gimbals (

Spangler (

Surf Sweets (

Sweetness Allergy Friendly Bakery (

WowButter (

Sloane Miller (

Colette Martin (

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