Each recipient of FAAN’s annual awards is being recognized for their tireless efforts on behalf of the food allergy community in the areas of awareness, education, and advocacy.
“We’re so grateful for these incredibly dedicated support group leaders, educators, grandparents, healthcare professionals, and companies who have truly demonstrated their commitment to improving the lives of individuals with food allergies in many ways,” said Eleanor Garrow, FAAN’s Vice President of Education and Outreach. “I’m also happy to honor some very special youths who are taking the initiative to make an impact at such a young age.”
This year’s winners and categories:
Community Service - Support Group
Thanita Glancey – Ashburn, Va.
Sherée Godwin – Madison, Wis.
Wendy Wessel – Brooklyn Park, Minn.
Community Service – Other
Denise Mitchell –Lincoln, Neb.
Michael and Janet Schwartz – Massapequa, NY
Red Robin – Rockaway, NJ
Via 45 – Red Bank, NJ
Cheryl Damato –Morgan Hill, Calif.
Rita Molloy –Medford, NY.
Brenda White – Milwaukee, Wis.
Inly School – Scituate, Mass.
Jeanne Feldman –Pittsford, NY
Brenda Statzer –Martinsville, Ind.
Rita Wilson – Clearwater, Fla.
Youth Special Achievement Awards
Jennifer and Rachel Braun – Napersville, Ill.
Lauren Maunus – Palm City, Fla..
Brett Nasuti – Upton, Mass.
Corey Shive – Lansdale, Pa.
The annual Mariel C. Furlong Awards for Making a Difference were created in 1996 to honor individuals and corporations who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of individuals with food allergies. The awards are named after Mariel Christine Furlong, daughter of Anne Muñoz-Furlong, the founder of FAAN. Please refer to addendum for information on why these outstanding individuals were nominated.
The awards will be presented at FAAN’s 19th Annual Food Allergy Conferences in Oak Brook, IL on March 31, Tarrytown, NY on April 28, and Anaheim, CA on June 9. For more information on food allergies, please visit www.foodallergy.org.