FARE Walk 2014

According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), 15 million Americans cope with some degree of food allergy. The FARE Walk for Food Allergy is a nationwide initiative that draws thousands of people each year, with the mission of raising funds for research on food allergies and promoting awareness on the topic. This year’s FARE Walk for the Northern Virginia region took place on September 28 at the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, and the Hamilton Volunteer Rescue Squad provided an ambulance for standby services.

Three Company 17 volunteers in front of the ambulance with the FARE mascot
Above: Volunteers Curt, Evan, and Austen with the DC United mascot, Talon.

The event was geared towards the whole family, and many young children stopped by to visit our volunteers and get a close-up look of the ambulance.

A mother and young daughter talk to the three HVRS volunteers
Photo Credit for both pictures: daparks.smugmug.com