One in every 13 children in the United States - or about two children in every classroom - has a food allergy. And food-induced allergic reactions send someone to the emergency room every three minutes. Food allergies are becoming more and more prevalent, yet there are no known cures and no known regiments to prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.
The Friends of the Food Allergy Center are dedicated to promoting awareness of pediatric food allergies and raising funds to support the Food Allergy Center's care of children and its research to find cures.
Members of the Friends of the Food Allergy Center are asked to make annual contributions beginning at $1,000.
Among other things, members will receive:
- Invitations to stimulating programs led by food allergy experts from Children's
- Updates on the latest advancements in food allergy treatments and research
- Opportunities to network with other families and professionals who are passionate about finding new treatments for pediatric food allergies
For more information, please contact Holly Hassmann at 214-456-8367.
Discovering better treatments for food allergies is essential for the health of children in North Texas and throughout the world.
The success of the Friends of the Food Allergy Center depends on the establishment of a strong foundation of compassionate supporters who prioritize giving to the Food Allergy Center each year. Those who make a gift of $1,000 or more every 12 months will be recognized as a Friend and invited to the spring dinner and fall reception.
Endowments serve as pillars of support for advancing research, clinical initiatives, and recruitment of senior faculty members for the Food Allergy Center. We are seeking multiyear investments to establish income streams in perpetuity – to undergird annual membership dues. Endowment gifts also provide an opportunity for donors to honor their family, company, or organization and to become a lasting part of Children’s legacy for generations to come.
Named Endowments, starting at $75,000, allow the hospital to support the identified funding needs of the Food Allergy Center.