Local Girl (6) Raises Money for Food Allergies, Calls for Action
Charlotte Bailey is a first grader at Solana Highlands Elementary School who is no stranger to helping others. She is a Daisy in Girl Scouts and recently helped her troop raise money for Helen Woodward Animal Shelter and the San Diego Zoo. Charlotte also plays soccer for the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks, participates in the Adventure Princesses program with Carmel Valley’s Shaw Ridge tribe and dances ballet and tap with Love to Dance, Inc.
Her most recent endeavor hits close to home. When Charlotte was two, she was diagnosed with severe food allergies. She believes in the importance of raising awareness in the community – including schools, airlines, hotels, restaurants and amusement parks – to keep those with food allergies safe.
On June 29, Charlotte and her family will be participating in Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Walk for Food Allergies at NTC Park at Liberty Station. The event begins with registration at 9 a.m. and is two miles in length. The money raised will support the mission of FARE – to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure. So far, Charlotte has raised over $6,000 for this year’s walk.
To join Team Charlotte Bailey, register as an individual or make a donation to FARE on Charlotte’s behalf, visit www.foodallergywalk.org.