Every year the Allergy Advocacy Association Action Awards honor individuals that personify our program of Awareness, Alertness and Action.
Gala Will Honor 2020 Action Awards Winners
Jared Saiontz and S. Shahzad Mustafa, MD win awards
By Jon Terry
October 15th, 2020
"Activists need to be change agents," says William Moyer, a founding member of the Movement for a New Society. "They work to educate, organize, and involve the general public to actively seek positive, constructive solutions to difficult problems."
The Allergy Advocacy Association plays an active role supporting change agents through our program of awareness, alertness and action. Our annual Action Awards recognize activists who are change agents throughout our community.
On October 21st we will host our VIRTUAL Action Awards Gala. Jared Saiontz will receive the Ruthie T. Cornell award and S. Shahzad Mustafa, MD will receive the John J. Condemi, MD award.
Shahzad and Jared are change agents aiding individuals at risk for anaphylaxis in two very unique ways. They could scarcely be more different. One is an allergist helping patients at risk for anaphylaxis and asthma; the other a young man coping himself with life-threatening food allergies and asthma.
Both are change agents; working to treat, educate, organize and involve individuals and families with life-threatening allergies.
Both are promoting important public policies; access to life-saving epinephrine, improved allergen labeling for packaged foods, anaphylaxis emergency training programs and conducting research.