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A What-Can’t-You-Eat? Party

Monday, December 12, 2016
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Those with food allergies (and also those without) found a safe haven last Monday night during dinner at the Waldorf Astoria.


Over 450 guests arrived at the iconic hotel to celebrate leading advocacy organization, Food Allergy Research & Education’s (FARE) 19th Annual namesake ball.


The black-tie event honored philanthropists Helen and David Jaffe for their longstanding commitment and support to FARE’s mission: to improve the quality of life and health of individuals with food allergies, as well as fund research for treatment. Chef Gabriel Kreuther received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his compassion for diners with food allergies. JetBlue Airways was the Corporate Dinner Honoree.


As meals inspired by Kreuther were served, the evening continued with a musical performance by Tony and Grammy award-winner Billy Porter.


Those involved in planning the event included gala dinner chairs Karen Mandelbaum and Lianne Mandelbaum, honorary dinner chair Sharyn T. Mann, and vice chairs Liana Silverstein Backal and Arthur Backal, Abbey and Steven Braverman, Dr. Patricia and James Cayne, Nina Rennert Davidson and Mitchell Davidson, Kathy Franklin, Abby and Robert Goldstein, Nicole and Marc Lenner, Roxanne and Dean Palin, Joelle and Jonathan Resnick, Diana and Ira Riklis, and Stacey and Marc Saiontz.


The event raised over $2 million for FARE’s food allergy research, education and advocacy programs.


Images by Julie Skarratt Photography.




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