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FARE Vision Awards

The FARE Vision Awards take their name from FARE’s vision statement, which is to make the world safe for people with food allergies. These awards recognize individuals and entities who work to make that vision a reality, and who support FARE in its mission 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.

The third FARE Vision Awards were presented at the FARE National Food Allergy Conference in Orlando on May 14, 2016. The 2016 recipients are: 

Outstanding Achievement in Community Engagement

Helen Jaffe

Presented to an individual or group of individuals who have gone above and beyond to advance FARE’s impact at the community level through a sustained commitment to fundraising, advocacy and education.

Outstanding Advocacy Impact Award

Caroline Moassessi

Presented to an individual or group of advocates who, through significant public action, have impacted policymakers and legislative efforts to improve access and quality of life for the food allergy community.

Outstanding Business Award for Food Allergy Activism

Allergic Living Magazine

Presented to a company that has made a positive impact in the lives of people with food allergies and supported the food allergy community through education, awareness, establishment of accommodation best practices, and or/advocacy efforts.

Outstanding Community Education

Tricia Gavankar

Presented to an individual or group of volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support FARE and its mission, and have been dedicated to impactful education and awareness endeavors on behalf of individuals living with food allergies.

Outstanding Professional Award for Food Allergy Activism

Chef TJ Sudiswa

Presented to an individual whose professional effort and expertise has made a positive impact in the lives of people with food allergies and supported the food allergy community through education, awareness, establishment of accommodation best practices and/or advocacy efforts.

Health Professional Award for Volunteer Service

Dr. Hemant Sharma

Presented to a healthcare provider or allied health professional who goes above and beyond in a volunteer service capacity to further the advancements of FARE’s mission tenets of life, health and hope for patients and caregivers.

Teen Achievement Award

Michael Mandanas

Presented to an outstanding youth volunteer whose dedicated service advances awareness of our cause.

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