The 21st Annual Food Allergy Ball Benefiting Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

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NEW YORK - Sept. 14, 2018 - PRLog -- Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the world's largest private source of funding for food allergy research, will hold the 21st Annual Food Allergy Ball on Dec. 3, 2018, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.  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.

Food allergies among children have risen dramatically, increasing by 50 percent from 2007-2011, and every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. The need for therapies for life-threatening food allergies is urgent. FARE's signature Food Allergy Ball has raised more than $12 million in the last five years to advance research and support life-changing initiatives on behalf of the 15 million American with food allergies.

FARE is pleased to announce that Kimberly Yates Grosso will be the Guest of Honor for her leadership and advocacy on behalf of families seeing life-changing therapies for food allergy.

James R. Baker, Jr., MD, former CEO of FARE, will receive the Food Allergy Changemaker Award for his leadership at FARE, including the creation of the FARE Clinical Network, a bold collaborative that is changing the face of clinical care and accelerating food allergy research.

ChefAlex Guarnaschelli, Iron Chef and Food Network Celebrity Chef, will be honored for commitment to keeping diners with food allergies safe and setting an example for chefs across the country.

Karen and Lianne Mandelbaum and Diana Riklis and Talia Day are the Gala Dinner Chairs. Joseph Ianniello, Chief Operation Officer, CBS Corporation, is the Corporate Dinner Chair. Liana Silverstein Backal and Arthur Backal, Nina Rennert Davidson and Mitchell Davidson, Kathy Franklin, Abby and Robert Goldstein, Helen and David Jaffe, Nicole and Marc Lenner, Roxanne and Dean Palin, and Stacey and Marc Saiontz are the Vice Dinner Chairs.

The festivities for this black-tie Gala start at 7:00 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner and the awards.  Ticket prices are as follows: tables are available for $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, $20,000 and $15,000, and individual tickets are available for $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000.

About 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 and find us on Twitter @FoodAllergy, Facebook (, YouTube (, and Pinterest (

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