This weekend was the Lurie Children's Research Fund Gala. It was a beautiful event and it was wonderful to see so many people out to support all the great research done at Lurie Children's. I was fortunate to have the company of my co-author, Denise Bunning, along with her husband Dave Bunning. I also discussed life with food allergy with my friend and colleague, Sarah Boudreau-Romano MD, author of the the blog www.theallergistmom.com. In addition, I shared many enlightening discussions with my mentors and fellow Lurie Children's physicians. It reinforced my personal mission: To improve the lives of children through our research.