As an 18-month-old, I was rushed to the emergency room, which began my journey to discovering that I have severe food allergies peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame. I have spent my entire life being careful about what I eat, reading every ingredient label, carrying epinephrine emergency medication, and educating others about what it means to have severe food allergies.
People are often surprised to learn that every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the E.R. in the United States. Food allergies can be life-threatening, and the disease impacts 32 million Americans!
Right now, there is no cure for food allergies... but there is HOPE.
That's why I'm raising funds for FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), which continues to provide critical support to families even while weathering a worldwide pandemic! Here’s how you can help:
DONATE NOW! My Mitzvah Project goal is to raise as much as possible in honor of the 5.6 million children under age 18 with food allergies. That's one in 13 children, or about two in every classroom!
Any amount helps, and when you donate, you help FARE to fund food allergy education programs, advocacy and awareness initiatives, and world-class research. Together, we can create a better future for all who are affected by food allergies!
Please check out my Broadway Bar Mitzvah meets FARE fundraiser mash-up in the comments section below. :)
Thank you so much.