The Walk for Andrea was founded to honour Andrea Mariano. She was an 18 year old Ontario teenager who died during her first weeks at Queen’s University in September 2015. Andrea died because of sipping a drink that contained either dairy or peanut products, both of which she was allergic to.
The Walk for Andrea is an official community fundraiser for the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). All funds raised go the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Program to find a cure.