The Allergy Force Story

The creation of the Allergy Force app was inspired by two things: by our food allergic family life and our passion to help people with food allergies enjoy life to the fullest.

 

Our eldest son — born in the late nineties when the food allergy epidemic was just gathering steam — now only manages 5 allergies versus 15+ when he was little. During a family trip in 2016, on our way to a restaurant, we rummaged in the backpack for our Italian food allergy translation.  Found it – smudged, practically illegible, had definitely seen better days.  We looked at each other.  There had to be another way…and that was the Allergy Force ‘ah-ha’ moment.

 

With all the information you need to stay safe — right on your phone, all in one place, all within reach — the Allergy Force app makes food allergic living less stressful, more carefree. With Allergy Force, you’re in control of your food allergies and prepared for the unexpected.

 

Think of it as peace of mind in your pocket. 

Gayle Rigione

CEO & Co-founder

A Bit About Me

The ‘can do’ spirit is deeply embedded in the family DNA so food allergies have never deterred us from living life full on. Living with food allergies does not mean you have to miss out on fun and adventures.

I have a diverse professional background with expertise in strategy and business development honed in financial services, the digital space and the non-profit world. Besides being the CEO and Co-founder of Allergy Force, I am a long-time allergy mom. I've lived the heart stopping moments when my child ate the wrong thing. I've second guessed reactions and their severity. I've made the trips to the ER. I've also had to let go and empower my son to manage his own allergies, gradually, over time.  I know how hard keeping a loved one safe with severe food allergies can be. There have been a lot of tears and some breakthrough moments (e.g., like passing a long-awaited food challenge) along the way.

 

All these experiences have steeled my resolve to tap technology and create tools that can lighten the load for those who travel the same food allergic path. Mark Twain once said, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."  Allergy Force is my 'why'.  

 

Though food allergies shape our lives they do not define us.

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