Announcing a new community funded food allergy research grant
Country town in Victoria donates over $12,000 to fund The Kohen and Sage Richards Food Allergy Research Grant for 2021.
We give our warmest thanks to the community of Ararat in country Victoria for their generous donation of over $12,000 to the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA). The community showed their overwhelming support for research into food allergy through an online auction organised by Angie Waihape and Clare Vanina in August. Angie was motivated by her nephews Kohen and Sage who have experienced severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to food.
AIFA is delighted to direct this generous donation toward food allergy research in 2021 as requested. A grant will be named The Kohen and Sage Richards Food Allergy Research Grant and will be awarded after a rigorous selection process.
Angie writes: “Thanks to our amazing community, the ‘Allergies & Anaphylaxis Awareness’ Fundraiser was a huge success. With 34 generous businesses on board and a supporting community behind us we were able to smash our $10,000 goal. We sold over 3,200 raffle tickets, auctioned 10 awesome items, and received so many generous donations from people wanting to help make a difference to people who suffer with allergies. We are beyond grateful. We are very proud to donate this money to AIFA who are doing outstanding work towards finding preventions and ultimately a cure for allergies.”
Angie and her team are an inspiration. We are sure that her nieces and nephews are very proud. Thank you for your support and for this good news story!
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Significant donors (of $10,000 or more) may request targeted research project funding in particular areas.
Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) firstname.lastname@example.org Suite 29, 117 Old Pittwater Road Brookvale NSW 2100 PO Box 450 Balgowlah NSW 2093 Australia Registered as a charity ABN: 45 615 521 452 All donations are tax deductible