Double Your Impact

Dear Friend,

My family’s food allergy journey began 13 years ago on a beautiful sunny day in Seattle. Taking our seats at a baseball game, we never imagined that the afternoon would reveal our younger son Clint’s life-threating peanut allergy. From that point forward, our family has worked to ensure that Clint can safely enjoy the activities he loves, like baseball, even as we navigate the challenges of his diagnosis.

At first my husband and I were frustrated by the lack of local resources available to parents managing this life-changing disease. Then we found the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), now Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), and connected with others in our community to raise much-needed funds to support food allergy research and awareness. When my older son Mitch was diagnosed with a shellfish allergy, our family knew where to go for information and assistance on this next stage of our family’s food allergy journey.

Clint and Mitch have been lucky. Our family, friends and schools have been open to learning about the seriousness of food allergies, and with FARE’s help, this wonderful support network has been empowered and equipped to keep our boys safe. Through grade school, middle school, high school, and preparations for college, FARE has been with us at each step of the journey. All families living with food allergy deserves this level of support. They are counting on us to make a difference.

As the mother of two teenagers with food allergies, as a long-time donor and now a FARE board member, I am pleased to announce that FARE’s Board of Directors will match every gift up to a total of $100,000 through Dec. 31. Now, with every dollar that you give in support of FARE, you can double your donation to create vital new resources and drive important initiatives throughout the coming year.

I hope you will join me in this time of giving and make a contribution to advance FARE’s mission. Together, we can make a difference.



Elise Purcell

Member, FARE Board of Directors

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