Gala


ROCHESTER

ALLERGY ACTION AWARDS

YOU ARE INVITED, JOIN US!

ROCHESTER ALLERGY ACTION AWARDS
VIRTUAL FUNDRAISING GALA

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Zoom Party

Please join us for our annual awards & fundraising gala. Our Halloween themed Zoom gala is free of charge to attend. As usual, Brenda Tremblay of WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 will be our guide for the evening. This year’s award winners are doing wonderful work for everyone afflicted with life threatening allergies in New York State. We'll also be joined by the amazing Alan Hudson, Virtual Magician Extraordinaire! Alan will show us allergy safe ways to “trick” our way through the Halloween season…and all without any treats!

Through your contributions and sponsorship, we can better advance our program of awareness, alertness and action.  Your generosity will help so many individuals and families with life threatening allergies here in Western New York.

This year the Dr. John J. Condemi Award will go to Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Jarvinen-Seppo's clinical, research, and advocacy work on behalf of those with life-threatening allergies has made our community much safer. She has also been instrumental in the development and success of our Epi Near You New York anaphylaxis emergency training program.

The John J. Condemi Award is given to medical professionals who have improved life, health and hope for individuals and families with life-threatening allergies through clinical treatment and new research.

The 2021Ruth T. Cornell Award will be awarded to Maya Konoff, a college junior whose outstanding advocacy work has helped enact important legislation at the local, state and national level.  Maya’s personal advocacy is a power of example for everyone at risk for anaphylaxis everywhere.

The Ruth T. Cornell Award is given to those who have had a significant impact on their community through sustained commitment to advocacy and education.