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by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

Food allergy activist to be honored

Robyn O’Brien.

Best-selling author and food allergy activist Robyn O’Brien will be honored with the Courage Award by the nonprofit organization End Allergies Together (E.A.T.), which funds research to try to do something about the growing food allergy epidemic. The award is scheduled to be presented at E.A.T.’s third annual fundraising event, “An Evening to EAT,” on April 19 at l’escale restaurant in the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich. 

Described as “food’s Erin Brockovich” by Bloomberg and The New York Times, the mother of four children began to speak out after her youngest child experienced a life-threatening food allergy reaction. 

“We have seen over and over again what the food allergy community can do, from driving changes in the food industry to championing congressional hearings regarding the price of EpiPens to bringing affordable life-saving epinephrine devices to the market. And while our individual voices are beautiful, it is our collective voices, joined together like a choir that is so powerful. It is an honor to come together with E.A.T. and the amazing families who are part of this important mission,” said O’Brien.

The event features cocktails, dinner and a live auction. Information and tickets from 501auctions.com/endallergiestogether.