Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy?
Click on the “Sign Up” button in the top left of the page, and select the desired Walk location. You may then register as an individual or as part of a team.
Is there a fee to register?
No. We ask instead that you collect donations to raise money for food allergy awareness, advocacy, education, and research programs.
May I register the day of the event?
Yes. However, we encourage you to register online before the event. Online registration is available until midnight on the Wednesday before the Walk.
What will I receive when I register online?
By registering online, you will receive an e-mail confirming that you are registered and information about setting up a personal fundraising webpage that will allow you to make and collect secure online credit card donations. In addition, you may request a walker collection form when you complete online registration.
I'll be walking with my young children. Do I need to register them, too?
Yes. All participants, including small children and infants in strollers, must be registered for insurance purposes.
May I register my family and friends for the Walk?
Yes. You may register yourself and your children to participate in the event. Encourage your friends and extended family to www.foodallergywalk.org to sign up. You may also use an e-mail template found in your Walk Center to invite others to join your team. They will be able to register themselves, build their own personal webpage, and acknowledge the liability waiver.
I'm not sure if my registration went through. How can I check?
If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, contact us.
What if I cannot make it to the Walk in my city or there isn't a Walk close enough to me?
If you are unable to attend the event because of location or prior commitment, you can still participate by registering as a virtual walker. To do so, select the city from the list and choose to be a virtual walker. If there is no Walk in your area, select Alexander's Hometown USA, our online Walk location.
How can I get a FAAN Walk for Food Allergy event scheduled in my area?
FAAN is always looking for ways to raise awareness and expand our Walk program. If you're interested in bringing a walk to your area, please fill out our Potential Walk Location survey.
What is a walker collection form? When will I receive mine?
Walker collection forms are used to raise funds offline (e.g., cash or check donations). You may request a walker collection form when you complete online registration or through your Walk Center.
To whom should donation checks be made out? When should checks be turned in?
Checks should be made payable to FAAN (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network). Checks may be turned in on Walk Day or mailed to our office (FAAN, Attn: Walk for Food Allergy, 11781 Lee Jackson Hwy., Suite 160, Fairfax, VA 22033) with a completed donation
submission form. Please convert all cash donations into checks or online credit card payments.
It is very important to include all the information on the donation form so that we can credit the correct walker for donations collected.
NEW! You may also bring your credit card (AMEX, Master Card, Visa) to submit a secure donation at the Walk.
Can I send in donations after the event? What is the deadline for sending in donations?
You are welcome to continue fundraising after the event. Donations are accepted until Dec. 31, and will count toward the local event’s fundraising goal.
Should I set up a personal fundraising webpage?
Yes! You may create your own personal webpage after you register. It is one of the tools in the Walk Center. Once your personal webpage is created, send the link to your family and friends so that they can read about why you are walking and can make a secure credit card donation to your fundraising efforts.
Are donations tax-deductible? Where does the money go?
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. FAAN is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All monies received from FAAN Walk for Food Allergy events will support FAAN’s awareness, advocacy, education, and research programs.
What are some fundraising tips to help me get started?
After registering you will have access to a variety of fundraising tools in your Walk Center. This can be accessed by logging into www.foodallergywalk.org (see the top right of the page). In the Walk Center you will find 10 tips to raise $300! It offers proven ideas to help you reach and even exceed your goal.
Do you accept credit card donations on Walk Day?
If you collect
any donations offline, please bring them to the Walk with a completed donation
submission form. NEW! You may bring your credit card (AMEX, Master Card, Visa) to submit a secure donation at the Walk.
What is a team?
A team is a group of people who come together to support the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy. Teams can be made up of family, friends, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, or members of your book club, place of worship, sewing club, soccer team and so forth. A Team Captain organizes the group.
What are the benefits of having a team vs. walking as an individual?
Teams build camaraderie and give the group a common fundraising goal. Teams may also form from various company departments within a business and challenge each other on the number of walkers registered or dollars raised. This sort of competition drives the success of the FAAN Walk for Food Allergy.
Do all teams have a Team Captain?
The first person to create and register a team is considered the Team Captain. The Team Captain helps organize the team and recruit walkers, and serves as the point of contact with FAAN for material and information distribution.
What is the minimum donation team members should raise?
There is no minimum donation requirement for team members. We recommend that each walker sets a personal goal to raise $300. When making donations online using a credit card, the minimum donation is $10.00.
How do we raise money?
Write a letter, call, or send e-mails to friends and family asking for their support. For additional suggestions, check out our Fundraising Tips.
I registered as an individual, but now I want to join a team. How can I change my registration?
Please contact us. Be sure to include:
- Your full name
- Your Walk location (city/state)
- The e-mail address that you used to register for the event
- Your phone number and the best time to reach you
- Mention that you are registered as an individual but want to be part of a specific team; provide the team name