Food Allergy Research & Education is proud to launch a new PSA voiced by award-winning actor Steve Carell that encourages Americans to learn more about food allergies and understand how they can help those at risk for anaphylaxis.
“In a Matter of Minutes – The Severity of Food Allergy with Steve Carell” was produced to raise awareness about food allergy, a potentially life-threatening disease that has a profound impact on millions of families, yet is widely misunderstood.
In the U.S., 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 1 in 13 children. Over the last decade, anaphylactic reactions to food have increased by 400 percent. Children and adults with food allergies must depend on others – such as teachers and restaurant workers – to avoid reactions and stay safe.
“Food allergies are not a trend or a lifestyle choice. Families and adults living with this disease must be vigilant at all times, because in a matter of minutes, an allergic reaction can send someone to the emergency room with anaphylaxis. We all have a responsibility to do our part to support the food allergy community,” said FARE CEO Lisa Gable. “We are extremely grateful to Steve for lending his time and his voice to help us continue to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of millions of Americans who are living with food allergies.”
Carell is an award-winning actor and comedian known for wide-ranging roles including NBC’s hit television show “The Office” and films such as Despicable Me and Anchorman. FARE’s PSA was produced in collaboration with MDC Productions.