Presented by Allergy Advocacy Association

Action Awards, Allergy Advocates New York, 2023

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About This Event

Join us for this year’s Action Awards event, under our new name, Allergy Advocates NY and back in person for the first time since 2020. While our name has changed, our focus continues to be ensuring the safety of those is our community managing life threatening allergies. 

Wednesday October 25, 2023, 7:00
Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Rd # L, Rochester, NY 14610
Casablanca Room
Suggested Donation: $20

Consistent with the room at ArtisanWorks, this year’s theme is from the movie Casablanca. Don your best 1940’s garb and join us for the festivities. As usual, Brenda Tremblay of WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 will be our guide for the evening. This year’s award winners are doing wonderful work for everyone afflicted with life threatening allergies in New York State.

Through your contributions and sponsorship, we can better advance our program of empowerment for all of us to ensure the safety of our family and friends. Your generosity will help so many individuals and families with life threatening allergies here in Western New York.
 

Dr. John J. Condemi Honoree:  Dr. Anitha Shrikhande.

Dr. Shrikhande practices at the University of Rochester Medical center.  She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center where she was recognized for her excellence in ambulatory patient care.  Dr. Shrikhande is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  She has presented research at major national Allergy and Immunology conferences.

She is serves as a Senior Medical Advisor to Allergy Advocates New York and is an active Board Member as well.


The John J. Condemi Award is given to medical professionals who have improved life, health and hope for individuals and families with life-threatening allergies through clinical treatment and new research.

 

Ruth T. Cornell Honoree: Former NYS Assembly Member, Tom Abinanti

The 2023 Ruth T. Cornell Award will be awarded to the Former New York State Assembly Member Tom Abinanti.  During his time in Albany representing the 92nd Assembly District, he generously worked with the Allergy Advocacy Association to sponsor legislation to ensure the safety of New Yorkers managing life threatening allergies. As his strong advocacy for people with disabilities overlaps our mission, he was a great partner. With his help, several bills were signed into law, including the Emergency Allergy Treatment Act, the Nurse Authorized Stock Epinephrine Act and the Student Self Carry Act, among many others. We are grateful for his partnership and honored to recognize his great work.

The Ruth T. Cornell Award is given to those who have had a significant impact on their community through sustained commitment to advocacy and education.

And for the Evening's Entertainment

bald white man with red white & blue tie behind magic floating spoons with a tray of coffee cups

Ted Baumhauer

First up is Ted Baumhauer of Red Tie Variety, performing feats of magic and juggling, the right amount of scary.  Ted has performed everywhere in Rochester, earning awards and accolades along the way!

* Author of Little Blue Penguins: Tales for Making the Transition to Leadership
* Awarded the Tarbell Medallion by Springfield College
* Teddi Award, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Inc., 2018
* Best Circus/Variety/Magic Show, Tucson Fringe Festival 2020
* Andrew D. Dixon Award, Ithaca Fringe Festival
* 5 Ball Endurance and Best Trick Awards, Cornell University Big Red Juggling Festival, 2004

Zahyia

Next up is Zahyia with her Afro Futuristic R&B sounds. 

Zahyia is known for her powerful stage presence and elite team of musicians, in our case a pianist, that bring a refreshing blend of authenticity, creativity, and passion to her live shows.  With a diverse background in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock, Music Theater, Funk, and Soul, Zahyia's innovative approach to Alternative R&B has earned her a reputation for pushing traditional boundaries in the world of music. Through her music, Zahyia celebrates the multifaceted beauty of Black culture and inspires others to embrace their unique identities.

 

This will be a great evening!

 

 

About This Event

Join us for this year’s Action Awards event, under our new name, Allergy Advocates NY and back in person for the first time since 2020. While our name has changed, our focus continues to be ensuring the safety of those is our community managing life threatening allergies. 

Wednesday October 25, 2023, 7:00
Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Rd # L, Rochester, NY 14610
Casablanca Room
Suggested Donation: $20

Consistent with the room at ArtisanWorks, this year’s theme is from the movie Casablanca. Don your best 1940’s garb and join us for the festivities. As usual, Brenda Tremblay of WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 will be our guide for the evening. This year’s award winners are doing wonderful work for everyone afflicted with life threatening allergies in New York State.

Through your contributions and sponsorship, we can better advance our program of empowerment for all of us to ensure the safety of our family and friends. Your generosity will help so many individuals and families with life threatening allergies here in Western New York.
 

Dr. John J. Condemi Honoree:  Dr. Anitha Shrikhande.

Dr. Shrikhande practices at the University of Rochester Medical center.  She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center where she was recognized for her excellence in ambulatory patient care.  Dr. Shrikhande is a member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  She has presented research at major national Allergy and Immunology conferences.

She is serves as a Senior Medical Advisor to Allergy Advocates New York and is an active Board Member as well.


The John J. Condemi Award is given to medical professionals who have improved life, health and hope for individuals and families with life-threatening allergies through clinical treatment and new research.

 

Ruth T. Cornell Honoree: Former NYS Assembly Member, Tom Abinanti

The 2023 Ruth T. Cornell Award will be awarded to the Former New York State Assembly Member Tom Abinanti.  During his time in Albany representing the 92nd Assembly District, he generously worked with the Allergy Advocacy Association to sponsor legislation to ensure the safety of New Yorkers managing life threatening allergies. As his strong advocacy for people with disabilities overlaps our mission, he was a great partner. With his help, several bills were signed into law, including the Emergency Allergy Treatment Act, the Nurse Authorized Stock Epinephrine Act and the Student Self Carry Act, among many others. We are grateful for his partnership and honored to recognize his great work.

The Ruth T. Cornell Award is given to those who have had a significant impact on their community through sustained commitment to advocacy and education.

And for the Evening's Entertainment

bald white man with red white & blue tie behind magic floating spoons with a tray of coffee cups

Ted Baumhauer

First up is Ted Baumhauer of Red Tie Variety, performing feats of magic and juggling, the right amount of scary.  Ted has performed everywhere in Rochester, earning awards and accolades along the way!

* Author of Little Blue Penguins: Tales for Making the Transition to Leadership
* Awarded the Tarbell Medallion by Springfield College
* Teddi Award, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Inc., 2018
* Best Circus/Variety/Magic Show, Tucson Fringe Festival 2020
* Andrew D. Dixon Award, Ithaca Fringe Festival
* 5 Ball Endurance and Best Trick Awards, Cornell University Big Red Juggling Festival, 2004

Zahyia

Next up is Zahyia with her Afro Futuristic R&B sounds. 

Zahyia is known for her powerful stage presence and elite team of musicians, in our case a pianist, that bring a refreshing blend of authenticity, creativity, and passion to her live shows.  With a diverse background in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock, Music Theater, Funk, and Soul, Zahyia's innovative approach to Alternative R&B has earned her a reputation for pushing traditional boundaries in the world of music. Through her music, Zahyia celebrates the multifaceted beauty of Black culture and inspires others to embrace their unique identities.

 

This will be a great evening!

 

 

Getting There

ArtisanWorks, Casablanca Room
565 Blossom Road, Number L
Rochester, NY 14610