In honor of National Food Allergy Awareness Month, ALEIA Project hosted the Northland 5K run/walk for Food Allergy on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at the Leif Erikson Park in Duluth, Minnesota. The event included a chip timed 5K on the Lakewalk, free kid fun run and activities, prizes and giveaways, allergy aware business products and information, and a visit from the Duluth Firefighter and EMT staff. Proceeds raised support food allergy awareness for local schools through the development of the Allergy Aware Classroom Kit, educating staff and students, and building advocacy support groups.
“ALEIA Project’s mission is to create awareness and educational resources for the local Northland food allergy community”, states Emily Homan, President and Co-Founder of ALEIA Project. “With the creation of this non-profit, all funds raised stay local. The purpose of this 5K run/walk is to bring people together, create awareness, make connections and gather input for what our community needs to better serve those that manage food allergy.”