Guiding Light's Frank Dicopoulos (Frank Cooper) will be joining this year's Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward a Cure in Long Branch on September 12. "I am proud to be involved again this year," Dicopoulos said. This is his second year with the event. He served as the emcee last year and is this year's honorary chairman. Last year's walk was attended by approximately 1,000 people and raised over $150,000, earning it the title of "Best New Walk of 2008" by FAAN.
"Educating the public and our own children about food-allergy safety is key and gives us peace of mind when they are away from us," Frank told reporters. Both he and his teenage daughter have food allergies. The Walk raises awareness and funds for food allergy education and research. They are held nationwide to support FAAN, an international nonprofit organization that serves to provide information about food allergy to the public.
This year's walk will begin at 10 AM at the Great Lawn, north of Pier Village. Check in for the event is 9 AM. The walk will be followed by a free concert featuring children's singer/songwriter mr. RAY. Magician Bruce Bray will also be there for a show,as well as state Sen. Sean Kean.