The International FPIES Association (I-FPIES) is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and organization that provides education, support, and advocacy for individuals with Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) and their families.
The organization began in September 2010 as the FPIES United Family Fund with support and guidance from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. I-FPIES Founder Fallon Schultz started the fund for the purpose of FPIES research and education after discovering that there were no formal channels of support or information available to FPIES families.
The FPIES Foundation is a collaborative effort of several families affected by FPIES whose relentless journey has sparked the desire to help other families find their way. FPIES (Food Protein-induced Enterocolitis Syndrome) is a rare but severe type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal tract. It is often under recognized and poorly understood. The organization’s founders identified a dire need for tangible support resources for both the affected families and the medical community. The FPIES Foundation is committed to providing a credible and interactive support resource for this rare, oftentimes isolating diagnosis. We strive to make the everyday lives of children with FPIES and their families easier.
The FPIES Foundation is an Incorporated 501(c)3 Non-profit Foundation whose mission is dedicated to overcoming the challenges of Food Protein- Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome by offering tools for education, support, and advocacy to empower families and the medical community.