The event raises funds for our Newly Diagnosed Support Centre,an online portal and print handbook for family, friends and caregivers of children with food allergies. The NDSC has empowered and informed thousands of families with medically-reviewed, up-to-date and accessible information and resources for families.
This year, the Robyn Allen Memorial Event has added squash and spining in addition to the tennis tournament, competitions, silent auction and an allergy-aware dinner. DJ David Gillespie will also perform.
“I’m looking forward to hearing the sweet sounds from David Gillespie – he spins vinyl and it’s plain ol’ AWESOME,” says event organizer Sherry Barrett. “It will be great to have our spinning and squash friends in addition to tennis at this year’s event, too!”
Special thanks go out to our sponsors, which include Lasik and Sanofi.
The event is in memory of Robyn Allen, a beautiful young girl who passed away from a severe allergic reaction. Although a food allergy to peanuts triggered the response, it was a lack of awareness that lead to her death.