FARE Walk for Food Allergy Helps to Raise Awareness
2013-11-08 · By Editor
More than 650 people, including physicians, patients and their families from the Food Allergy Center at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, gathered at Marina Green Park for the annual FARE Walk for Food Allergy to raise awareness and support those with food allergies. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans who have food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. FARE’s mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of all those with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure. This year more than $67,000 was raised by the walk which will go towards funding food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness throughout the nation.
Before the start of the walk, Inderpal Randhawa, M.D., medical director, Food Allergy Center, Miller Children’s, was on hand to deliver the keynote address and share the importance of food allergy awareness in our communities. Highlighting his work with the Food Allergy Center at Miller Children’s, Randhawa was able to explain why Long Beach is so far ahead of many other communities when it comes to food allergy awareness and keeping those with food allergies safe and healthy.
“FARE is one of the largest organized food allergy outreach and support organizations in the country and their primary goal is to take what they know about food allergies out into the community and merge it with the newest research,” says Randhawa.
“What that allows us to do is take the current cutting-edge research and treatments which Miller Children’s provides and join with this organization in whatever way we can in order to help the community. It is a great honor to be a part of this event and partner with an organization such as FARE, hopefully we can continue this as a long-term relationship.”
Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach is home to the first exclusively pediatric food allergy center in all of Southern California to address the very essential need for food allergy care in our communities. The Food Allergy Center at Miller Children’s treats a broad range of allergic conditions and conducts research instrumental in the development and treatment of children with food allergies. The Food Allergy Center’s mission is to move forward on finding a cure for food allergies and to make the quality of life better for children and their families who deal with food allergies. By combining high-tech, patient centered research with a dedicated care team to provide the best possible care the Food Allergy Center at Miller Children’s is able create a care plan that is specific to a patient and help them live normal lives.