What We Do

The KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation funds research to detect the early signs of anaphylaxis to enable early intervention to save the millions like Abbie at risk of sudden death.

Fund Research

We fund research into early detection & treatment of anaphylaxis.

Raise Awareness

We fund new education programs that increase awareness of anaphylaxis.

Award Scholarships

Annually, our Foundation recognizes two faculty nominated, graduating seniors from Hopkinton High School.

Community Engagement

The KeepSmilin4Abbie Foundation® prides itself on staying involved and active in the community.

If you are interested in helping us in the fight to #stopanaphylaxis®, please consider donating, joining one of our local road race teams, or becoming a sponsor.

Make a Donation

Your financial support is greatly appreciated. Every dollar donated puts us one step closer toward stopping anaphylaxis.

sMiles Around the World

We’re always looking for athlete-fundraisers to support us in local road races. Click below to learn more.

Be a Sponsor

Our sponsors are a vital component in our fight to stop anaphylaxis. Click below to learn how your organization can support us with a corporate or event sponsorship.

If you are interested in joining us in the fight to stop anaphylaxis, please consider donating or volunteering your time.

Make a Donation

Your financial support is greatly appreciated. Every dollar donated puts us one step closer toward stopping anaphylaxis.

sMiles Around the World

We’re always looking for athlete-fundraisers to support us in local road races. Click below to learn more.

Be a Sponsor

Our sponsors are a vital component in our fight to stop anaphylaxis. Click below to learn how your organization can support us with a corporate or event sponsorship.

She laughed, she loved, and most importantly, she lived.

Meet Abbie

From the start, Abbie commanded a room with her sense of humor and goofy attitude. As a baby, Abbie earned the nickname of a baby Jim Carrey because of all the funny faces she would make.

No child wants to be different, but Abbie never let her food allergies & anaphylaxis risk define her. She spoke freely about them and advocated for herself as soon as she was able.

Meet OurTeam

Stephen Benford

Co-founder, Trustee, & Executive Director
Abbie’s Father

Stephen Benford

Amy Benford

Co-founder, Trustee
Abbie’s Mother

Amy Benford

David Benford

Trustee
Abbie’s Brother

David Benford

Kate Brauntsein

Trustee

Kate Braunstein