Running for FARE Fuels Meghan Dolan
City of residence: Boston, MA
How Meghan Pushed her Passion: Meghan Dolan ran the NYC Half in support of FARE by raising $1,075 to honor her sister, now 25, who has been allergic to milk, seafood and tree nuts since the age of 11 months.
“My love for my sister combined with my passion for educating others on food allergies, my love of running, and deep appreciation for all the hard work that those at FARE do came together quite perfectly and allowed me to use this half marathon as a platform to raise awareness to both FARE and food allergies. It was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made,” said Dolan.
To raise funds and awareness, she set up a website and used emails and social media to gain support. In addition to friends and family, she also sought corporate support from food allergy friendly companies.
On the day of the race, Meghan was asked to write the reason she was running on her bib, and she wrote about the things that carry the most meaning to her. She wrote,
“I run for all those who can’t, FARE, and my sister.”
Crossing the finish line, Meghan felt proud to have achieved a personal best time – one that she dedicated to all those living with food allergies.
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