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Delightful FARE At This Year’s Food Allergy Research & Education Spring Luncheon

Monday, May 8, 2017
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The annual Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Spring Luncheon, was held on April 26 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The event raised nearly $900,000 towards the mission of improving the quality of life and health of people with food allergies. This year, 600 supporters showed up for the FARE luncheon. The event was hosted by WABC-TV news anchor Ken Rosato, who has been personally affected by food allergies.

Roxanne and Amanda Palin were honored with the Legacy Award for their commitment to FARE and raising awareness about the grave nature of food allergies.

Also in attendance were this year’s FARE Luncheon Co-Chairs Julie Ader, Liana Silverstein Backal , Abbey Braverman, Laura Tisch Broumand, Helen Jaffe, Roslyn Jaffe, Lianne Mandelbaum, Amie Rappoport McKenna, Melissa Rosenbloom, and Stacey Saiontz; Vice Chairs Jennifer Hoine, Stephanie Leichter, and Anna Yaeger; Event Advisory Chairs Harriette Rose Katz, the Gourmet Advisory Service Team; Raffle Co-Chairs Jolie Goldring, Nicole Lenner, Melissa Meyers, Kim Raimondi, and Jennifer Fisherman Ruff; and Goodie Bag Co-Chairs Jessica Mukasey Barkoff, Elizabeth Hecker, Lisa Jacobs, Sarah Kugelman and Jamie Lichtenberg.

FARE works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S. FARE’s work is organized around three core tenets: LIFE – support the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others through our education and advocacy initiatives; HEALTH – enhance the healthcare access of individuals with food allergies to state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment; and HOPE – encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition.


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