The newly-launched Allison Rose Foundation aims to change lives for food allergy families through education, awareness, research and advocacy. The organization strives to decrease and eliminate untimely deaths of children and young adults due to food allergic reactions. The foundation was formed in memory of college student Allison (Ally) Rose Suhy, of Independence, whose life ended tragically in November 2017 as a result of an anaphylactic food allergic reaction.
“To us, creating the Allison Rose Foundation was a way to honor Ally’s impactful life and ensure her legacy be inspirational,” says founder Michael Suhy, Ally’s father. “We do not want to see another family experience what we have, and by creating the foundation and carrying out its mission, we believe we can save lives.”
The Allison Rose Foundation will host a Founder’s Event Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Embassy Suites in Independence from 7-10 p.m. Funds raised during this event, and through ongoing donations, will be used for educational platforms and scholarships, awareness campaigns, research and continuous advocacy.
For more information on the Allison Rose Foundation, its Founder’s Event and ways to contribute, visit allisonrosefoundation.org or @allisonrosefoundation on both Facebook and Instagram.