A Message from Lisa Gable: Update August 9, 2018
We had meaningful conversations with the NPB this week to discuss the advertisement and the level of disappointment expressed both from FARE and the food allergy community. The NPB heard our concerns and are now more aware that food allergy reactions are unique to each person living with a food allergy. Food allergy reactions can be severe, potentially life-threatening and are never a joke.
NPB has issued a statement of apology that I share with you to show that when the food allergy community comes together, we can foster greater understanding of the challenges that food allergy families face each and every day.
CEO of FARE
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 and find us on Twitter@FoodAllergy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.