FARE Connecticut Luncheon
The Third Annual FARE Connecticut Luncheon is just around the corner! I am so excited to co-chair this event again with my amazing food allergy mama rockstars Julie Karish, Sophie Dowling and Katie Rogers. I am very proud of the local food allergy community we have grown in the Fairfield County area and always look forward to connecting with incredible parents who attend this event.
Please see the press release below for more information! If you are local to Greenwich, CT, and would like to join us, there is still time to buy a ticket! Here is the link for more information:
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FARE Connecticut Hosts Third Annual Fall Luncheon
Benefiting Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Greenwich, CT (October 25, 2019) – FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) will hold its third annual FARE Connecticut Fall Luncheon on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Greenwich Country Club. 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. The Luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. with a marketplace of local food allergy-friendly vendors. There will be a brief program followed by lunch and featured FARE speakers, including Lisa Gable, CEO of FARE and Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Grant Recipient, Yale School of Medicine. Hillary Carter, Sophie Dowling, Julie Karish and Katie Rogers, all of Greenwich, will serve as Luncheon co-chairs.
"FARE leads the charge in promoting research, increasing awareness and providing access to medication and information,” said Andjelkovic. “All three of my children have multiple, life-threatening food allergies and FARE has been there for my family every step of the journey with their helpful resources. I feel flattered and humbled by the recognition, but it is absolutely my pleasure and such an honor to be involved in sharing their inspirational work to support local Connecticut families like mine."
Jenny currently serves as the co-chair of Food Allergy Connecticut, a FARE-recognized support group coordinating family workshops and an annual Speaker Series to provide education and connect Fairfield County families managing life-threatening food allergies. She also supported FARE’s Heroes Walk as the 2015 and 2016 logistics chair and helped raised more than $25,000 over three years.
Food Allergy Research & Education (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. – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s 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. Our 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. For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org.