FARE Celebrates A Decade of Advocacy
May 12, 2022 (McLean, VA) – Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is celebrating advocacy on this “Take Action” Thursday--a day to thank current supporters and encourage new advocates to help blaze a trail in the food allergy advocacy world.
FARE advocates employ their collective voice and personal stories to influence public policy that supports the food allergy community. From making sure allergens such as sesame are properly labeled, to helping kids with food allergies stay safe in school, to increasing the money spent on research to find treatments and cures, food allergy advocates are the individuals responsible for change. Advocates also build and sustain critical support for food allergies on the local and national levels by working on behalf of the most significant public policy issues facing those affected by food allergies.
Of monumental importance, The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education & Research (FASTER) Act of 2021 was made possible by the work of the dedicated food allergy community advocates. The Act expands allergen labeling to include sesame, simplifies the process for labeling new allergens as they emerge, and lays the groundwork for research breakthroughs to find new treatments for food allergies. From Capitol Hill meetings with congressional leaders and staff to behind-the-scenes education and awareness efforts throughout the year, FARE advocates did not stop until the bill was passed into law in April 2021.
Please join the viewing of a special message from our friend and advocate Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) at 12:00 PM ET on the FARE Facebook page. He shares his passion for food allergy advocacy and discusses the strides made in keeping the food allergy community safe. Specifically, he focuses on passage of the FASTER Act. For more information on the FASTER Act, please click here.
For more information on food allergies and how to become an advocate, please visit www.foodallergy.org.
FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) is the nation’s leading non-profit engaged in food allergy advocacy as well as the largest private funder of food allergy research. FARE’s innovative education, advocacy and research initiatives transform the future of food allergy through new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation, and novel approaches to managing the disease. To learn more, visit: foodallergy.org.