FARE Connecticut Fall Luncheon
Benefiting Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Greenwich, CT (October 22, 2018) – Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) will hold the 2ndAnnual FARE Connecticut Fall Luncheon on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Greenwich Country Club. All proceeds will benefit FARE, a national nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and providing them hope through the promise of new treatments.
Jocelyn Walls of New Canaan, CT, mom of two boys, one with multiple food allergies, will be recognized for her accomplishments and civic leadership. In 2016, Jocelyn began as Chair of Food Allergy Connecticut, a FARE-recognized support group, and currently serves as Co-Chair of the group. Food Allergy Connecticut offers support coffees, family workshops and an annual Speaker Series to provide education and connect Fairfield County families managing complicated food allergies. Jocelyn has also supported FARE’s Hero’s Walk as the captain of “The E Team” for the past four years, in addition to serving as the Volunteer Chair for the 2015 and 2016 Walk committees.
“When my son was initially diagnosed with multiple, life-threatening food allergies, I was relieved to find FARE and see all the important work this organization does for our community,” said Jocelyn. “I have been thrilled to work with FARE over the years in many ways and I feel humbled to be honored by this incredible organization.”
Hillary Carter, Sophie Dowling, Julie Karish, and Katie Rogers,of Greenwich, are the Luncheon Co-Chairs.Jenny Andjelkovic, Heather Benn, Wendy Block, Scottie Bonadio, Lauren Coale, Liz Dagnino, Sarah Dolder, Deborah Findley, Jami Goldman, Anne Gray, Antoinette Griffith, Debbie Hires, Cathy Holligan, Helen Jaffe, Cathy Jefferson, Brooke Jepsen, Elizabeth Kessler, Renuka Khera, Neha Leih, Lindy Lilien, Lauren Mazzullo, Jennifer Miller, Kate Minchin, Cara Moore, Andra Newman, Katy Pagnani, Bela Patel, Alicia Petrini, Kendra Raine, Whitney Lucas Rosenberg, Stacey Saiontz, Tracy Schmidt, Brandy Solinsky, Jane Sorensen, Catherine Tompkins, Mina Tulchinsky, Jill Vollmer, Libby Welch andLori Zychare the Luncheon Committee.
The Luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m.with a marketplace of local food allergy friendly vendors. There will be a brief program followed by lunch and featured FARE speakers, Lisa Gable, FARE CEO and James R. Baker, Jr. MD, FARE Chief Medical Officer. Ticket prices are as follows: tables are available for $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 and individual tickets are available for $1,000, $500 and $250.
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.