ALL YEAR ROUND
Join us in our allergy awareness campaign, by hosting a Red Sneakers for Oakley Day at YOUR school or child's school!
Its EASY!! Here's HOW:
1) Call your school. Talk to the faculty about the severity of food allergies. Introduce Red Sneakers for Oakley by sharing Oakley's story!
2) Go to www.redsneakers.org and register online for our School Initiative Program Guide.
3) Once you receive our Program Guide, review with your school, and set a date!
4) We can help you plan your Red Sneakers For Oakley Day, by sending materials, discussing options that work BEST with your school's curriculum, etc.
5) Anyone can organize & participate in these Red Sneakers for Oakley Days! Nursery & Pre-K Schools, Elementary Schools, High Schools, College & University Level Schools are all taking action!!
PLEASE JOIN OUR MISSION in spreading Food Allergy Awareness thru our RSFO School Initiative!
TOGETHER we can SAVE LIVES!
TOGETHER we can SAVE LIVES instead of losing them.
Michael Gomez, age 9, along with Runner's Edge is hosting a 5K and mile run at the YMCA of South Palm Beach County.
May 27, 2019 | 7:00am - 9:00am | Boca Raton, FL
The goal is to raise funds that will put food allergy awareness books, materials, and events into our schools and community. We have partnered with Michael’s family, along with The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team, FAACT to help achieve this goal. If you are a business owner, please read more about the SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. If you are a runner, SIGN-UP!! (There is even a virtual run and you will receive an awesome finisher medal.)
Many thanks to mom Sara Gomez for leading this event with her son.
May 20th is International Red Sneakers Day, a day to recognize all those who live with food allergies, and a day to honor Oakley. Wear red sneakers, get your friends to wear red sneakers and spread awareness. Take photos and post online using the hashtags #InternationalRedSneakersDay #RedSneakersForOakley.
If you don’t have red sneakers yet, go here to get discount coupons from our partner Dicks Sporting Goods.
The 3rd Annual EAT Gala
Please come out for the 3rd Annual End Allergies Together Gala: An Evening to EAT to fund treatments and cures for food allergies
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Delamar Hotel & Harbor
500 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Please wear your red sneakers or most fabulous red shoes in support of food allergy awareness and RED SNEAKERS FOR OAKLEY
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please join us on Sunday, March 10th to walk with Red Sneakers for Oakley in the Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade, Please see the link below for parade day information. Invite your friends to walk with us, all ages welcome. Don't forget to wear your red sneakers!
The Rumson St. Patrick’s Day parade route starts on Allen Street and River Road and ends at the intersection of Carton Street and Forrest Avenue (approximately one mile long).
Come Hike With Us! Join Brighde Dougherty of Flow Self Empowerment, and Courtney Hundley, Mindfulness Teacher, for a 2 hour event to truly connect mind, body and spirit. The hike will take place in Rock Creek Park and will include intention setting, mindful hiking, living kindness meditation, connecting with nature, connecting with others, and most importantly, connecting with yourself.
Enjoy some yummy healthy treats after our time outside.
Friday, February 8th, 2019
9am - 11am
2810 35th Street N.W.
Washington D.C. 20007
RSVP required to email@example.com
$20 suggested donation to support Red Sneakers for Oakley
Sequin and Royal Palm PB Athletic Wear
invite you to
a special shopping event
benefitting Red Sneakers for Oakley
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
219 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
10% of all net proceeds will be donated to Red Sneakers for Oakley
When: Dec. 2nd, 2018 | 10am (In-person registration begins at 9:30am)
Children ages 4-12 play between 10am-12noon |
Lunch from 12noon-1pm |
Kids ages 13 and up play between 1pm-3pm |
Where: Oxbridge Academy West Palm Beach
Visit our shop and register your child today for a chance to play on this fun-filled day. Get a free RSFO soccer ball at the door, enjoy food trucks and good times for a cause with your whole family!
If you’d like to volunteer to help us run the event, please sign up here!
Red Sneakers for Oakley and End Allergies Together will be co-hosting an exclusive dinner at Club Colette in Palm Beach on November 29, 2018. Space is limited, so please reserve your tickets soon! It will be an amazing evening of cocktails, dinner, and special presentations. Get ready to wear your most spectacular red shoes or favorite red sneakers!
Click here to purchase a table. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to reach out to Leslie Nolan by calling 203-520-9154.
Diamond $25,000 - includes one premium table
Individual tickets $500
Table of ten $5,000
All sponsors will be recognized on the event invitation and event program
Find more information on our Facebook Event page: Club Colette Fall Gala Dinner.
Get away for a couple hours to enjoy nature, connect with other like minded adults, and reconnect with yourself. Come join Flow Self Empowerment and Finneous & Bean for our 1st “Find your active... Take us with you” event. You’ll enjoy 2 hours of hiking, intention setting, meditation with reiki, and socializing - all for a good cause supporting Red Sneakers for Oakley.
Early registrants receive a NEW hot off the press drawstring bag filled with all sorts of goodies PLUS receive 50% OFF any Finneous & Bean bamboo headband, perfect for the hike.
The hike will take place at the Allaire State Park Belmar, New Jersey, (Hospital Road Entrance). Find the event on Facebook and invite your friends!
Email Jen at email@example.com to reserve your spot. $20 per person
Summer time, summer time... Join in the WHERE IN THE WORLD are Red Sneakers for Oakley Summer Photo Contest! Send us your photos, raise awareness for food allergies, and win great prizes (how about a new pair of red Converse sneakers and awesome Red Sneakers for Oakley gear?)!
Enter now here: http://bit.ly/redsneakerscontest
Deadline is August 10th.
Welcome to the 27th 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.
The Sea Girt 5K features live music along the race course, chip timing, custom designed race t-shirt and an after party at Fratello’s Restaurant and Bar right across the finish line. Kids Activities go from 8:30 to 11:00am and include a giant inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, rock-climbing wall and more. Kids races start at 10:00am and range from 25 to 400 meters for various age groups.
Don't forget to wear Red Sneakers for Oakley!
Photos from last year: https://buff.ly/2ush61D
Jules Weston Photography
Registration is now open! See you in August! www.seagirt5k.com
August 3 - 5, 2018| Florida Sales Tax Holiday Weekend
On behalf of our partnership with Dick's Sporting Goods, Dick's will be hosting a special discount weekend exclusively for our friends and family.
To take advantage of this offer, simply print off the coupon below or click the link to access/scan from your smartphone
and enjoy 20% off of your purchase!
Fun for Kids! Kids Relay and Discussion
Childhood Food Allergy Awareness Program
Saturday, July 28: 10:30am - 12:00pm
10:30am Meet outside the library entrance for the kids relay (ages 5 and up). Wear red sneakers to show your support for food allergy awareness.
11am-12pm Parents and older children can ask questions in an open discussion in the library with a pediatric allergist.
Later in the day, at 3 pm, Junior Sports will host the annual soccer game at the Jr Sports filed. All ages and levels welcome. Soccer was one of Oakley’s passions and we are honored that Quogue and the Junior Sports program will organize this game in his memory. We look forward to having a fun afternoon with the kids!
Just show up no RSVP. We will put teams and levels together.
If any parents are interested in organizing or assisting with the games please contact me directly at 561.252.8603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will gather around 2:30 that day to set up.
Calling all Lilly lovers! 💞 You are invited to shop for Red Sneakers for Oakley at Lilly Pulitzer. Promotion is available only at the store in Hackensack, NJ, but orders may be placed by phone, even in advance. Call the store at: 201-478-7168. 10% of all proceeds will benefit Red Sneakers for Oakley.
Lilly will be celebrating all day with special gifts:
Keychain free with $75 spend
Set of 2 Sip Sip Cups free with $150 spend
Enter to win a set of Lilly Pulitzer Beach Chairs with any spend over $150 + gifts above
Browse for items you wish to order at https://www.lillypulitzer.com
Please join us for an evening to raise awareness of food allergies and support Red Sneakers for Oakley at Meat Market Palm Beach. Complimentary hors d’œuvres and Happy Hour priced drinks. Silent auction and raffle. Attendees will receive a Meat Market Gold Card.
Suggested donation of $10 at the door.
10% of attendee dinner proceeds will be donated to Red Sneakers for Oakley, so please plan on staying for dinner and make a reservation!
Download our Press Release
May 20th is National Red Sneakers Day, a day to recognize all those who live with food allergies, and a day to honor Oakley. Wear red sneakers, get your friends to wear red sneakers and spread awareness. Take photos and post online using the hashtags #nationalredsneakerday #redsneakersforoakley.
If you don’t have red sneakers yet, go here to get discount coupons from our partner Dicks Sporting Goods.
May 13th to May 19th is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Join the thousands of people and organizations across the country who will be undertaking to raise awareness about food allergies. Make a pledge to engage in food allergy outreach in a variety of ways: through your schools, awareness events at community centers, restaurants, local businesses, even fitness gyms, and also online on social media. Get our handbook!
Please join us in honoring Robyn O'Brien, author, analyst and food allergy activist, at L'escale restaurant in the Delamar Hotel for Cocktails & Dinner with our friends, E.A.T "END ALLERGIES TOGETHER."
Purchase tickets here
Valet parking available.
For questions please call 866.221.8591
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
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.
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
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.
Saint Michael’s College is the first college to host a Red Sneakers Food Allergy Awareness Day! We hope it's the first of many. Support by wearing your red sneakers, shoelaces, or socks!
Join us for giveaways + onsite demos!
Enter to win a VIP raffle with artisan gift certificates and more!
Hoop Pursuits Presents
1st Annual 2017 RSFO Free Basketball Clinic @ Advent Lutheran School Boca Raton Saturday August 26, 2017 11AM-12PM
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."
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
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
Robert and Merrill Debbs, Founders of Red Sneakers for Oakley, receive the Eat Courage Award.
Purchase tickets here- An Evening to EAT - Friend: $175 / Supporter: $250 / Patron: $500 / Table for 10 people - $2,500