Neighborhood Supports The Benford Family

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Please join the Charlesview Neighborhood in supporting The Benford Family and honoring Abbie’s life by donating to the Food Allergy Research & Education.

Abbie Benford, 15, of Hopkinton, passed away due to an anaphylactic reaction on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Boston Children‘s Hospital. Born in Alexandria, VA, she was the daughter of Amy (Brill) Benford and Stephen Benford of Hopkinton.

Besides her parents, Abbie leaves behind her brother, David Benford of Hopkinton; her Maternal Grandmother, Deanna Brill of Warwick, RI; her Aunt Lauri Cohen and husband Barry of Franklin, her Uncle Michael Brill of Warwick, RI; Paternal Grandmother Judith Benford of Wakefield, RI, and Paternal Grandfather, George Benford of Wakefield, RI, her Uncle Scott Benford of Narrangansett, RI, and her Aunt Stacie Ohsberg and husband Dale of Hampton Falls, NH.

Abbie was just shy of her 16th birthday which would have been on December 26th. She was a goalie on the Hopkinton High School Varsity Field Hockey Team. Abbie was never seen without a smile on her face. She was full of life, love and laughter.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Abbie's memory to the Food Allergy and Research Education, 7925 Jones Branch Dr. Ste. 1100, McLean, VA. 22102

The money we raise will support the mission of FARE.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans who have food allergy, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children in the United States – or roughly 2 in every classroom. With nearly 40 percent of these children already having experienced a severe or life-threatening food allergic reaction, the need for a cure – and for increased education about the impact of this condition – is urgent.

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