Dear Friend of FARE,
As we welcome in the New Year, we at FARE want to express our heartfelt thanks for your support. Your donations, personal advocacy, education efforts, and commitment to making the world better for people with food allergies helped us accomplish great things in 2014 – and with your ongoing support we can continue to create a safe, inclusive world for people with food allergies and seek new treatments.
For more than 20 years, FARE and its legacy organizations have been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families managing food allergies through research, education, advocacy and awareness efforts. Our work has focused both on helping people live well with food allergies every day, and on making the critical research investments needed to accelerate the development of life-changing and life-saving treatments.
In anticipation of the opportunities and challenges the food allergy community will face in the months and years to come, we have closely examined the principles that guide our work. Today, we are proud to announce our new mission statement, which better captures our commitment to the individuals and families we serve.
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
- HOPE. Encourage and fund research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition.
Our new mission statement reinforces our ongoing commitment of service to the food allergy community through education and advocacy initiatives, adds a new focus on improving families’ access to the quality healthcare they need to avoid anaphylactic emergencies, and provides a fresh perspective on diversifying research investments to explore life-changing therapies. Supporting all of these tenets will be FARE’s continuing work to promote food allergy awareness and a safe, inclusive world for people with food allergies.
2015 will be an exciting year of new developments at FARE and for the food allergy community. Your support helps ensure we can continue to change and save lives. Thank you for your dedication to FARE and the food allergy community – we wish you a safe, healthy and happy 2015.
Janet Atwater, Chair
James R. Baker, Jr., MD, CEO & Chief Medical Officer