Commemorating the 1 Year Anniversary of Oakley Debbs' Passing
Nov
26
12:00 AM00:00

Commemorating the 1 Year Anniversary of Oakley Debbs' Passing

One year ago, Robert and Merrill Debbs, and their twin children Oakley and Olivia, were on vacation visiting family in Maine over the Thanksgiving holiday. Their son, Oakley, 11 years old, ate a piece of cake that contained walnut extract and suffered a severe reaction that would lead to his passing a few days later. In the wake of their son’s tragic outcome from anaphylaxis, Robert and Merrill founded Red Sneakers for Oakley, a non-profit named after Oakley’s favorite sneakers, to spread awareness about the dangers of food allergies.

This Thanksgiving, Red Sneakers for Oakley is urging families to take precautions to ensure that their family members and friends with food allergies remain safe with a list of 10 Tips:

 

(1) Always ask. When preparing food for multiple guests, always ask if anyone has a food allergy and be mindful of the ingredients you use in preparation.

(2) Call ahead. If going over to someone else’s house for dinner or other gatherings, be sure

to inform the hosts of your food allergies. They could ensure a safe environment before

you arrive and avoid the awkward rush to put something away.

Don’t use and reuse. Food allergens can be spread through kitchen utensils. Don’t use the

(3)
same serving spoon you use for the pecan pie for the nut-free pumpkin pie. Avoid cross contamination.

(4) Check gifts closely. Well-meaning relatives may bring food items to your home or send gift baskets. Ask about ingredients, and look closely at labels.

(5) Fly safely. If flying to see relatives, check with your airline about their food allergy protocols and policies.

(6) Learn the language. If traveling overseas, learn how to say your allergy in that country’s language. Make flash cards with written warnings.

(7) Speak Up. Be sure to tell your friends and family about your food allergies and what they need to do in case you have a reaction. Have an emergency action plan.

(8) Never leave home without it. Make sure you always have an epinephrine injector on hand in the event of allergen exposure. Better yet, make it two.

(9) Know the symptoms. Allergic reactions can range from hives to nausea to trouble breathing. When more than one internal system is involved, act fast.

(10) Inject first, then call 911. If you suspect anaphylaxis, use your epinephrine auto-injector. Then, call 911.

 

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Memorial Oakley Gage Debbs Soccer Game
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Memorial Oakley Gage Debbs Soccer Game

Friends of Recreation invites you to The Oakley Debbs Memorial Soccer Jamboree!

Activities will include:

Soccer scrimmages for children ages 4-12 starting at 10:00 AM | All-Star game for ages 13 & up starts at 11:00 AM. 

Registration is open to ALL! Come as a spectator or participant - everyone is welcome to attend!

COST: Attendance is FREE! 

Advance Registration is Strongly Encouraged

$20 Registration fee for participants which includes a soccer bag and player t-shirt. To Register by phone call the Palm Beach Recreation Center 561-838-5485 

REGISTER ONLINE | or EMAIL recreation@townofpalmbeach.com

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Dick's Sporting Goods x Red Sneakers for Oakley Promotion
Nov
22
to Nov 27

Dick's Sporting Goods x Red Sneakers for Oakley Promotion

Get 20% off your entire purchase at Dick's Sporting Goods

As a sponsor for the Oakley Debbs Memorial Soccer Jamboree, Dick’s Sporting Goods has generously donated the soccer equipment for Saturday’s Jamboree. In support of Red Sneakers for Oakley & the Memorial Soccer Jamboree, Dick’s Sporting Goods is offering a special 20% discount coupon valid on all in-store purchases - NOW thru NOVEMBER 27th,  2017

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Free Basketball Clinic
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Free Basketball Clinic

Hoop Pursuits Presents

1st Annual 2017 RSFO Free Basketball Clinic @ Advent Lutheran School Boca Raton Saturday August 26, 2017 11AM-12PM
Ages: 5-10

Reserve your spot today! Call or Text: 561-460-9991
ALL your child needs to do to participate is wear red sneakers, socks or shoelaces!

"The clinic is dedicated to Oakley Debbs & Red Sneakers for Oakley. Red Sneakers for Oakley is dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of food allergies, through the creation of educational programs, precautionary advice, community outreach and advocacy. Like Oakley, people with food allergies can look fine one minute but then be in a life-threatening situation the next, after just one bite of the wrong food."

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Sea Girt 5K And Red Sneakers For Oakley
Aug
5
6:00 AM06:00

Sea Girt 5K And Red Sneakers For Oakley

Buy Tickets to either the adult 5K Run: $25 / or the Kids Run: $12  

You may Pre-Register Online through Tuesday, August 1st. Register in Person, across from Fratello’s Restaurant at 800 The Plaza, to pick up your Race number and T-shirt the following dates and times: 

- Friday, August 4th – 3 pm till 7 pm  / Saturday, August 5th – 6 am till 8 am -

"Welcome to the 26th running of the Sea Girt 5K. The event features a 5k Run/Walk, short Kids Races and plenty of great Kids Activities. The Sea Girt 5K is an annual Summer tradition at the Jersey Shore with outstanding community support and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. From the competitive runner to the casual first-time participant, we welcome all to enjoy a great race through scenic Sea Girt, NJ. We have live music from the Billy Lawlor band at the race start and as you cross the finish line, computer chip timing, and a free after-party at Fratello’s Restaurant & Bar."  Check out the event on their FB

 

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Quogue Junior Theater Troupe, Performance of “Happy Feet” for Summer Benefit, dedicated to Red Sneakers for Oakley
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Quogue Junior Theater Troupe, Performance of “Happy Feet” for Summer Benefit, dedicated to Red Sneakers for Oakley

Performance followed by a cocktail buffet at the Quogue Field Club - 6 Club Lane


A huge THANK YOU to Dick and Sue Prior who produced the Quogue Junior theater troupe and dedicated the entire benefit to RSFO. The act was happy feet, where the entire group participated in his memory. It was MORE than moving it was the most beautiful performance for Oakley. They ended with with heal the world by Michael Jackson holding hands for Oakley. We appreciate all of your efforts to raise awareness! #livlikeoaks #foodallergyawareness #redsneakersforoakley #asthma

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