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NEW YORK: 2018 Food Allergy Ball Dec 3rd @ Ziegfeld Ballroom

NEW YORK: 2018 Food Allergy Ball Dec 3rd @ Ziegfeld Ballroom

141 W. 54th St., New York, NY

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 @ Ziegfeld Ballroom. 7:00 p.m. Cocktails followed by dinner and awards.

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.

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.

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.

Chef Alex 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.

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.

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*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.