“ONE IN 13 U.S. CHILDREN SUFFER FROM FOOD ALLERGIES.”
That is the amazing statistic and published conclusion reached by Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH, Pediatrician at Lurie Children’s
Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Dr. Gupta
has studied the prevalence of food allergy in our country and its impact on quality of life, as well as the knowledge, attitudes
and beliefs of families, physicians, and the general public regarding food allergy
Second Annual Worldwide "Love Remembers Day" to Celebrate Lives Lost due to Food-Induced
Flowers for Anaphylaxis , a volunteer, grassroots organization that offers condolences to families
that have lost loved ones due to food-induced anaphylaxis, is organizing the second annual worldwide Love Remembers Day the
weekend of March 28-29, 2015. Aleasa Word, CLC, CEC, founder of the program and an advocate/educator in the food-allergy community,
notes that “when loved ones are lost as a result of food allergies, it’s not fair that they become newsworthy
one day and forgotten the next.” Aleasa encourages support groups, agencies, and allergy friendly Companies to plan
special events in remembrance of persons who lost their lives due to food allergies. She hopes to accomplish ongoing awareness
that lasts all year.
Join FAACT in an online Twitter chat on March 26 at 1pm ET for more on how you
can be part of this effort. You can also contact Aleasa Word online via the Flowers for Anaphylaxis Web site.
All Remember and Honor Those Lives Every Day!
May 8, 2015:
FARE Chicago Spring Luncheon, Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago
FARE Awareness Programs
Every May Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-16, 2015)
In 1998, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis
Network, now FARE, created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies. This year's awareness week
falls on May 10-16, 2015, but we will have activities and ways to get involved throughout the entire month of May for Food
Allergy Action Month
Food Allergy Annual Conference
This year FARE will be hosting
the conference in California.
May 16-17, 2015
FARE Yearly Food Allergy Walk in Illinois
October 4, 2015
Chicago, Lincoln Park
FAACT’s Teen Conference
Save the Date - FAACT's 2015 Teen Conference Announced!
OCTOBER 9 - OCTOBER 11, 2015!
SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO, & SPA - LAS VEGAS, NV
Annual Teen Conference will be held Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11, 2015 at South Point Hotel, Casino &
Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada
FARE TEEN Summit 2015
November 13-15, 2015