Sponsored by Shire and Sullivan Cromwell.
The 4th Annual Food Phight 5K
Due to the amount of forecasted rain, the 5K portion of the event has been cancelled and will not be resheduled.
HERE IS A LIST OF WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING:
Pick-up 2 North High Street, West Chester, PA
Pick-up your ticket to the after-party at Barnaby's. If you pre-registered, you will also be able to pick-up your race shirt at that time. If you do not come to pick-up your shirt and you did pre-register, we can mail your shirt(s) to you. Additional donations will also be accepted and shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Party at Barnaby's, West Chester 15 South High Street, West Chester, PA
Your race registration fee includes a party at Barnaby's, West Chester with food buffet, beer, wine, soft drinks, and live music by Harry Giovan, former and founding member of the band Mr. Greengenes. Plus chances to win some outstanding raffle prizes
If you did not pre-register, you can attend the party by paying $25 at the door.
ONLINE DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT ANY TIME
What is an eosinophilic disease?
Eosinophilic disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a large number of white blood cells, called eosinophils. Eosinophils cause life-threatening problems when they appear in high quantities in areas other than the blood and intestine. The most common form of eosinophilic disease is eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
What causes EoE?
Food allergies, but they do not manifest the same way "traditional" food allergies do. In some cases, kids are allergic to all food and survive on a liquid medical diet made up of pure amino acids. This liquid is consumed by mouth or through a feeding tube. A piece of cake, a bowl of rice, even a single carrot stick can make kids violently ill. If untreated, they can suffer life-threatening consequences.
About the Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Diseases at CHOP
The Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the largest programs in the country dedicated to researching and treating EoE. Eosinophilic diseases were unknown 30 years ago, but today diagnosis of them is increasing rapidly. CHOP estimates 1 in 1,000 kids is suffering from an eosinophilic disease.
The future of for our children
Currently, CHOP is leading 11 different research studies related to eosinophilic diseases and they are collaborating with other world class institutions.
Our hopes are high
These advances offer high hopes for children who are suffering. However, ongoing research costs a lot of money. That's why we need your help.