Spring Luncheon Fights for Food Allergy Cure

From left to right: Stacy Klein, Hilary Golden, Marla Davidson Karimipour, Dr. James R. Baker, Jr.

One in every 13 children suffers from food allergies. Though these allergies can be life threatening, no effective therapies that address the underlying causes exist today. The Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center at U-M is conducting comprehensive food-allergy research to address this urgent epidemic.

On Wednesday, April 20, the Center hosted the second annual Spring Luncheon at Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield. More than 350 people were in attendance, raising over $200,000 to fund food allergy research. The luncheon featured Sandra Ali, an award-winning anchor and reporter for WDIV Local 4 as well as Nicholas Ditzler, U-M student and founder of the Student Food Allergy Network (SFAN).

To learn more about how you can support food allergy research at the University of Michigan, please visit http://victors.us/27SJ5m1.