Major Moments in Food Allergy in 2015
As we approach the close of 2015, it is exciting to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and look toward all that is ahead in 2016. On behalf of everyone at FARE and the food allergy community we serve, thank you for your support. You have helped make so many important programs and services possible.
Through your generosity, FARE continues to drive the advancement of food allergy research in order to change – and save – lives.
In 2015, FARE:
- Created the FARE Clinical Network, a revolutionary food allergy research collaborative. With 24 centers of excellence nationwide, the FARE Clinical Network is a bold new initiative that aims to improve the quality of care for patients with food allergies and accelerate the development of life-changing treatments.
- Saw study results released for FARE-funded research. Findings were released for the groundbreaking LEAP study, as well as important studies on emergency department visits and the role of genetics in peanut allergy.
- Served as the most trusted source of food allergy information, providing critical resources to nearly 2.5 million people who visited our website this year, and producing free monthly educational webinars that can be accessed 24/7.
- Launched the FARE College Food Allergy Program pilot phase in 12 schools. FARE is providing guidelines, support and free training to 12 pilot schools in order to provide students with food allergies a safer college experience.
- Created a safer, happier Halloween for thousands of children worldwide through the Teal Pumpkin Project™, which encourages households to make non-food treats available to trick-or-treaters.
- Championed the introduction of the Airline Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act (S. 1972). If passed, this bipartisan bill would direct the U.S. Government Accountability Office to generate a national report examining airline policies for accommodating passengers with food allergies, providing important data that can help shape airline policies going forward.
- Encouraged Americans to take action and make an impact during Food Allergy Action Month. This year, Niagara Falls was lit teal on May 11 and President Barack Obama shared a Presidential Message with everyone affected by food allergy.
Your donations help ensure that these programs – and many others – will continue to make a difference in thousands of lives in 2016. Thank you for your support!
Find more information about Your Donations at Work in 2015.
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