Support Funding for Food Allergy Research

I am so excited about all the food allergy research the past couple of years! As I've mentioned before, we've finally exited the black hole, where for nearly 10 years, there was very little study in the area of food allergies. The message we were all given was, "if you're allergic to it, avoid it". That's it. There were no other options.

Finally things are turning around.

Dr. Robert Wood, Director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, is the Principal Investigator in 24 clinical studies in hopes of learning more about food allergy and finding a cure. From studies into the use of oral immunotherapy and sublingual therapies, to research into the effective ways to deal with adolescent food allergies to decrease deaths in this high risk group, Dr. Wood and his team are forging ahead on many fronts.

So, how can we help?

Consider a financial contribution to Dr. Wood's research team. I know- money is tight for everyone, but as we look ahead to the hoilday season, I can't think of a better gift for our children (and adults) with food allergy than hope for a cure. When grandparents ask what they can give your kids this Christmas, consider asking them to make a contribution in your child's name. Rather than buying one more action figure, take that money and send it off to be used for research.

If you are able to make a financial contribution, make a check payable to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and send it to:
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Development Office
Attn: Jennifer Balzano
100 N. Charles Street, Ste. 200
Baltimore, MD 21201
Be sure to include a note with your donation stating that your gift is in support of Dr. Wood.

Just think, our dollars can go toward a cure for food allergies. No more worrying about cross contamination and allergic reactions. No more label reading for allergens. No more kids feeling left out at birthday parties and other celebrations.

I can't think of a better investment.
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