30 Causes, Week 30: Keep Smilin’ 4 Abbie


The last and final week of our ’30 Causes’ campaign has been awarded to Keep Smilin’ 4 Abbie! The group began operation in early 2014 after the sudden passing of a special local teenager, Abbie Benford, from Hopkinton, MA, known to a member of our Leadership Team since she was young. Abbie suffered from many food allergies growing up and the organization has since been dedicated to researching and supporting anaphylaxis, or severe and life-threatening allergic reactions in Abbie’s memory. Along with supporting research and increasing awareness of anaphylaxis, Keep Smilin’ 4 Abbie offers scholarships to graduating high school students and hosts community fundraising events. 

To learn more about Keep Smilin’ 4 Abbie, please visit www.keepsmilin4abbie.org

See who else we’ve donated to throughout our ’30 Causes’ campaign by visiting our 30th Anniversary page!