The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) annual Walk for Food Allergy will be in Westport for the second time on Oct. 3, and the co-chair of the walk is from Wilton.
Jenny Andjelkovic has lived in town for 12 years. Not only is she in charge of logistics for the event; she will also be participating as the leader of her own team, the Wilton Warriors.
As of Sept. 15, the Wilton Warriors have registered 20 members and have raised just over $6,000 in advance of the walk, according to Andjelkovic.
“I hope to raise $10,000 this year,” she said.
The Walk for Food Allergy will be held at Sherwood Island State Park from 1 to 4, and the event is more than its name implies.
“It’s a ‘family fun day’” said Andjelkovic.
Supplementing the awareness walk will be live music, face painting, soccer, chair massages and arts and crafts featuring the Teal Pumpkin Project, a national FARE initiative in which teal-painted wood-carved pumpkins are filled with non-food items and left out on porches on Halloween for trick-or-treaters with food allergies who may not be able to eat candy.