APFED Awards 2017 Elizabeth Allen Founder’s Award

July 12, 2017

Each year, APFED’s Executive Board awards an APFED member who has shown great dedication to our mission, making significant contributions in the areas of research, education, advocacy and awareness.

Named for one of APFED’s founding mothers Elizabeth (Mays) Allen, this award is presented in recognition of an outstanding community member who has gone “above and beyond” to help APFED further its mission and achieve its goals.

It is our honor and pleasure to present the 2017 Elizabeth Allen award to Juliet Ross.

Juliet has been immersed in our community for more than five years, working on a variety of platforms and through many channels to raise the awareness of eosinophil-associated diseases.  A staunch advocate, she has shared the caregiver’s perspective through various outlets including national press interviews (look for her in an upcoming public service announcement being produced by APFED!), and has helped countless families as they learn to cope with these diseases. She has supported efforts for insurance coverage of medical foods, and speaks out about improved access to care for families who need it.

Juliet has also made significant contributions to research funding. Over the years, she has organized and supported fundraisers that collectively have raised enough funds to support a research award though APFED’s HOPE on the Horizon Research Program.

Please join us as we celebrate and recognize Juliet’s contributions to our patient community. We are grateful for all she has done in support of families living with eosinophil-associated diseases!