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U-M Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center Spring Luncheon to feature expert panel and entertainer Kyle Dine

Kyle Dine, known for using music to raise awareness about food allergies across the country, will be the keynote speaker of this year’s Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center Spring Luncheon.

The event takes place Tuesday, April 30, at Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield. Carolyn Clifford-Goss, anchor of the evening news on Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Food allergy is a potentially life-threatening condition that affects 15 million Americans, including one in every 13 children. 
Dine — who lives with allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, seafood and mustard — travels and performs across North America and Europe educating children, teens and adults at food allergy awareness assemblies. 

The self-described “allergy guy” has made it his mission to help children learn about food allergies in a way that is easy to understand, fun, engaging and empowering. He is also the founder of Allergy Translation, a service to help travelers communicate their food allergies in foreign countries. Learn more about him here.

Guests will also have an opportunity to hear from a panel of food allergy experts during a question and answer session before the luncheon. 

The mission of Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center (MHWFAC) is to improve the lives of food allergic individuals through comprehensive, collaborative food-allergy-related research that will significantly improve patient care and expand food allergy education, research and community services. The MHWFAC team consists of world-class biomedical researchers that are approaching the problem of food allergy from multiple viewpoints that cross scientific disciplines in an effort to increase fundamental scientific understanding that will translate into improved patient care and the development of a cure.

For more information on the luncheon, please visit www.facspringluncheon.org.
To learn more about the U-M Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center, visit http://medicine.umich.edu/dept/food-allergy-center

Event details: University of Michigan Food Allergy Center Spring Luncheon
Location: Knollwood Country Club, 5050 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Panel Discussion and 11:30 a.m., Luncheon

Media may attend the luncheon. RSVP to Aamira Bellamy at busseya@med.umich.edu.
 

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