Sometimes out of the most tragic of circumstances can come motivation, strength, and passion to make the world a better place. That is certainly the impetus behind the newly-launched Allison Rose Foundation.
Allison was diagnosed with a severe nut allergy as a child and found a supportive and safe environment created by both her parents and school. When Ally was a freshman at Ohio University, she suffered an allergic reaction that sent her into anaphylaxis and ultimately took her life.
Ally was regarded as a bright light and a giving, caring young woman with unlimited potential. Out of the tragedy of her death, her family started the Allison Rose Foundation.
The Allison Rose Foundation is dedicated to changing the lives of families with food allergies through education, awareness, research, and advocacy. Through this family’s horrible loss, they are seeking to ensure that other families don’t endure the same.
The Allison Rose Foundation is hosting their Founder’s Event on Saturday, January 26 at the Embassy Suites in Independence to celebrate the launch of the Foundation. The event will have heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, raffles, and silent auctions. Tickets are $100 for those 21 and older and $50 for those ages 16-20.
You can also donate to the Allison Rose Foundation online.
In a world where food allergies are increasing in number and severity, the Allison Rose Foundation seeks to help families cope with these allergies and move toward a world where no family has to lose a child to a food allergy.
***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote the Allison Rose Foundation. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary tickets to the Founder’s Event. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***