Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The 20th FARE Gala at The Pierre Hotel in New York City

Last night was the 20th Annual FARE Ball to help raise funds and awareness for children and adults with food allergies.
I was so excited that Sharon Mann was receiving the Founders Award for all her hard work. I still remember the first time we meet with Mary Kennedy and her passion that was the driving force behind this annual event.
Charles Masson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to excellence and compassion for diners with food allergies. I have been lucky enough to have worked with Charles photographing and documenting his life with both food and flowers and one of my portraits of him at Majorelle was used on the menu. It was great to see him there with his beautiful wife Christina and his talented artist son Charlie.
Walt Disney Parks and Restoration received the award as Corporate Dinner Honoree for their work in making sure children with allergies are taken special care of at all the parks food concessions and restaurants.
There was also a shout out to 20 of the people who have had the most impact on Fare and they all took to the stage to be acknowledged. The list included  Janet Atwater, chair of the FARE Board of Directors; Becky Basalone - Teal Pumpkin Project®; Pierre-Henri Benhamou, MD - DBV Technologies Inc.; Dave Bunning, philanthropist; Denise Bunning, food allergy educator, philanthropist and FARE Board Member; A. Wesley Burks, MD – University of North Carolina School of Medicine; Ruchi Gupta, MD - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Judith and John Hannan – co-founders of the Food Allergy Initiative,; The Jaffe Family, co-founders of the Food Allergy Initiative; Stacie Jones, MD -
To learn more about FARE please click on FARE WEBSITE
To view all the photos please click on this PHOTO LINK

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