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Media Room May 08, 2022

FARE kicks off Food Allergy Awareness Week today!

May 8, 2022 (McLean, VA) – Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is excited to announce that the Living Teal Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) officially kicks off today. This week, FARE is inviting all of our food allergy partners, friends, and advocates to help raise awareness, educate the public, and learn more about food allergies. 

FAAW 2022 also marks the launch of FARE’s 10th Anniversary celebration. For more than a decade, FARE has worked tirelessly to end suffering from food allergies, providing resources and support for patients as well as those who love and care for them. For the past ten years, FARE has been actively identifying and meeting needs in the food allergy research community. 

Highlights of FARE’s accomplishments over the past 10 years include:

  • Developed the FARE Clinical Network, a network of 50+ academic medical centers in 23 states and the District of Columbia that have made incredible progress with advancing knowledge and treatment for individuals and families impacted by food allergies.
  • Developed the FARE Patient Registry, the largest national registry of food allergy patients. 
  • Developed the FARE Data Coordination Center, located at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which supports the design, development, execution, and analysis of research studies, including clinical trials. Data coordination services assist FARE Clinical Network research teams with protocol development, FDA submissions, and safety oversight.
  • Developed the FARE Biobank, which receives anonymous and privacy-protected biological samples donated by food allergy patients seen at FARE Clinical Network centers.
  • Helped pass the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (FASTER) Act in 2021, which expanded allergen labeling to include sesame.
  • Raised $100 million over the past decade by building a consortium of stakeholders from patients, elected officials, and doctors, to college cafeterias, researchers and pharma. 
  • Helped fund the launch of Aimmune, a biotech company focused solely on food allergies, which has produced an FDA approved drug. 

In 10 short years, FARE has built an incredible food allergy community through the power of connection; and through that community, FARE continues to be the single biggest catalyst for change for those impacted by food allergies. To commemorate the 10th anniversary, FARE has developed a 10 for 10 video series, where FARE connections past and present share the complete story of who we are and where we’re going - together. Look for 3 of these videos posted on Facebook, YouTube, and the FARE website this week. 

Please join us in celebrating the past ten years of achievement at FARE, and help us work towards our goal of ending suffering from food allergies over the next ten years! 

For more information, please visit www.foodallergy.org.  

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About FARE

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.

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