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FARE Connecticut Connection

FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) will hold the Connecticut Connection: A Virtual Gathering, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 7:00 pm EST. All proceeds will benefit FARE, the world’s largest private funder of food allergy research to assist the 32 million Americans living with food allergies. This event is a continuation of the annual FARE Connecticut Fall Luncheon that has taken place in the last four years in Greenwich. The Connecticut Fall Luncheon has always played a vital role in enabling FARE to invest in promising therapies, develop life-changing initiatives and advocate on behalf of the 32 million Americans with food allergies. During these challenging times, we may not be able to connect in person, but FARE’s commitment to the food allergy community remains a top priority.

The informative and inspiring hour-long program will include an opening message from FARE CEO Lisa Gable, followed by a keynote presentation by Dr. Ruchi Gupta and Dr. Stephanie Leeds.

Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Clinical Attending at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She has more than 15 years of experience as a board-certified pediatrician and health researcher and currently serves as the director of the Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research (CFAAR), where she is actively involved in clinical, epidemiological, and community-based research. Dr. Gupta also serves as the FARE Medical Advisor for Policy, Education, and Public Health.

Stephanie Leeds, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Yale School of Medicine, with a specific interest and expertise in food allergy. Dr. Leeds graduated summa cum laud from Tufts University with a degree in literature, and she studied medicine at the University of Chicago. She completed her pediatrics residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and she completed her allergy and immunology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Leeds has published research on food allergy, drug allergy, and immunodeficiency disorders, but she is most interested in the natural history, clinical manifestations, novel treatments, and educational challenges of food allergy.

This year, we are thrilled to honor and celebrate our own Contains: Courage® Kids of FARE, who continue to show resilience in their daily fight against food allergies. Hillary Carter, Julie Karish, Jennifer Miller, and Candace Procaccini, all of Greenwich, are event co-chairs.

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About FARE

FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is the world’s leading non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy and the largest private funder of food allergy research. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. FARE is transforming the future of food allergy through innovative initiatives that will lead to increased awareness, new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation and novel approaches to managing the disease.

To learn more about FARE, visit our Living Teal YouTube channel, or the Living Teal™ YouTube channel, please visit


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