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The 1st Annual
Festivus For FAIT

Benefitting the Food Allergy ImmunoTherapy Program

Presented By 

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Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships, and the silent auction on November 23rd exceeded $60,000 and allowed the FAIT program to purchase an ImageXplorer machine to analyze over 300 individual food allergens with one blood sample. Thank you!


November 23, 2023


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Transforming the Future of Food Allergy

In British Columbia and beyond, the demand for food allergy treatment is increasing, and innovative solutions to expand access to treatment in a cost-effective way are needed, including delivering treatment to patients living in remote areas, and patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds. The goal of the FAIT program is to bring food allergy treatment to all families in the province who desire it, as well as share our protocols more broadly across Canada and internationally.

The FAIT program is working towards a future where patients no longer have to worry about their food allergy, which will ultimately lead to improvements in quality of life, and prevention of anxiety, bullying, and social isolation.

Imagine after a few years of treatment in the FAIT program, a child with a previous near-fatal reaction to peanut can now safely eat a peanut butter sandwich without fear.


Festivus for FAIT 2023 was an incredible evening celebrating how far the FAIT program has come and where we are going in the future! The evening raised over $60,000 for the FAIT program. 

-Dr. Edmond Chan, Head of the Division of Allergy, University of British Columbia

Our 2nd Annual Festivus for FAIT will take place on Thursday, November 28th, 2024 at Science World. Stay tuned for more information!

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2023 Event Highlights

If you would like to see the complete photo gallery, please click here.

Top Left: FAIT Program Team (L to R): Dr. Raymond Mak, Dr. Lianne Soller, Kelly Morrison, Beverley Ojeaga, Jennifer Fortkamp, Christina Service, Lisa Gaudet, Dr, Brock Williams, Dr. Edmond Chan.

Top Right: Danielle and Sasha Faris, parents of FAIT program participant, Ramsey Faris.

Bottom Left: Caleb Chen, FAIT program participant, and his family.

Bottom Right: Cal and Dell Walker-Leduc, FAIT program participants, and their family.

Thank you to our sponsors

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