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Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) – Launches

Looks like there is a new Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis program launching.  Eleanor Garrow-Holding, who was once a part of FARE, is now the CEO of Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team or FAACT. FAACT's goal is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for families and individuals affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Garrow-Holding provides leadership for all of FAACT’s initiatives and programs, including conferences across the country, education for school and restaurant staff, and statewide legislation  and civil rights advocacy for students. FAACT will also grow the very successful Camp TAG (The Allergy Gang) – a summer camp for children with food allergies and their siblings that Garrow-Holding founded in 2009.

By networking with other food allergy organizations, FAACT is also able to supply the most up-to-date resources and provide a more cohesive level of support to patients and families by some of the nation’s most dedicated advocates, all with personal connections to allergic disease. 

The leadership base of FAACT includes attorney Amelia Smith Murphree, founder of “Food Allergic Children’s Education in Tupelo;” Karen Underwood Harris, president and founder at “Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta;” Thanita Glancey, president of the “Loudoun Allergy Network;” author Nicole Smith, president and CEO of “Allergic Child;” and Los Angeles media producer Yael Kozar, who leads “CA, Allergy Support & Anaphylaxis Prevention” and created “The Anaphylactic Allergy Podcast”.

For more information about FAACT, please visit www.foodallergyawareness.org.

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