End Allergies Together (E.A.T.), the only nonprofit organization that solely funds research for the growing food allergy epidemic, will host its third annual fundraising event, “An Evening to EAT,” on Thursday, April 19, at 6 p.m., at l’escale restaurant in the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich. Best-selling author and food allergy activist Robyn O’Brien will be honored with the Courage Award for her dedication to advocating for a healthier food system and greater collaboration among those trying to protect the health of our families. The event includes cocktails, dinner, and a live auction.
“Food allergies barely existed 40 years ago, yet today there are two kids in every classroom affected. Something has happened to ignite this epidemic in such a short period of time,” said Elise Bates, co-founder and president of E.A.T. “When Robyn O’Brien’s youngest daughter had a reaction to eggs and yogurt, she asked a critical question, ‘Are we allergic to our food or what we’ve done to it?’ This simple question started a global dialogue about the quality of our food system, our children’s health and the food allergy spike. Through her leadership, courage, and emphasis on collaboration, the food allergy community has a stronger and growing voice.”