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Food Allergy Ball 2010
12/06/2010 - By The Waldorf=Astoria

Food Allergy Ball 2010

The Thirteenth Annual Food Allergy Ball, presented by the Food Allergy Initiative, took place on Monday, December 6, 2010 at The Waldorf=Astoria.

The evening raised over $4.5 million, which will benefit the Food Allergy Initiative’s research activities and educational programs aimed at effectively treating and raising awareness of life-threatening food allergies.

Renowned chef/restaurateur Tom Colicchio, co-founder of Gramercy Tavern and creator of Craft Restaurants and ‘wichcraft, received the FAI Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the 2001 recipient, Drew Nieporent. Mr. Colicchio is head judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and has received many accolades for his work, including the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef. The Mount Sinai Hospital was honored for its international leadership in food allergy research and treatment. Wayne Keathley, President of Mount Sinai Hospital, accepted the award. The FAI Legacy Award was presented to Kathy Franklin, a longtime advocate for the organization’s mission of research, education, and advocacy. Ms. Franklin has helped countless families navigate the challenges of living with potentially fatal food allergies.

Julia Koch, Sharyn Mann and Todd Slotkin were the Gala Dinner Chairs. David Koch was the Corporate Dinner Chair. Abbey and Steven Braverman, Patricia and James Cayne, Nina Rennert Davidson and Mitchell Davidson, Judi and Joe Flom, Mary Richardson Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Roxanne and Dean Palin, and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and David Wolkoff were the Benefit Dinner Chairs. There was a special performance from Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet. The festivities for this black-tie Gala began at 7:00 PM.

The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for food allergies, which affect approximately 12 million Americans, including some 3 million children under the age of 18. Founded in 1998, FAI is the largest private source of funding for food allergy research. Since its inception, the organization has committed $70 million toward research, clinical activities to improve diagnosis and treatment, public policy initiatives to increase federal funding for research and create safer environments for those afflicted, and educational programs to raise awareness among schools, health and child care workers, and members of the food service and hospitality industries. Please visit www.faiusa.org for additional information.

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For press information, contact Mitchell Manning Associates, LTD. at (212) 980-1711 or fax to (212) 980-1615.

For information on the Food Allergy Initiative, please visit www.faiusa.org.


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