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08 May 2016

Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016: Turn It Teal

Turn It Teal is a grassroots effort which begin in 2014, and was founded by Stephanie Lowe. According to the Turn It Teal website, turnitteal.org, their mission is "to light as many sites as possible during Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 8-14 this year." They seek to encourage "more people to become educated about food allergies, their daily impact on people, and how they can help those with allergies, perhaps some day helping to find a cure."

Turn It Teal has succeeded in getting a number of locations to light a site in teal in honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week. I am copying the latest information from the Turn It Teal Facebook page to share with you here:

"If you haven't already done so, you can ‪#‎turnitteal‬ here on Facebook and Twitter with a

Here is the most up to date listing of lightings. Use #TurnItTeal if you are able to make it to any (here, on Twitter or Instagram).
Month of May: Concourse at Landmark Center (aka The King and Queen) – Atlanta, GA
May 8-14: Big Dam Bridge – Little Rock, AR
May 8-14: JFK Airport Air Traffic Control Tower – New York, NY (blue due to lighting constraints)
May 8-14 Lumiere Casino and Hotel – St. Louis, MO
May 8: Empire State Building- New York, NY
May 8: Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
May 9-15: Kanawha Boulevard Bridge – Charleston, WV
May 9: Terminal Tower – Cleveland, OH
May 9: University East Building – Cleveland, OH
May 10: Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center – Charlotte, NC
May 13: Peace Bridge – Buffalo, NY
May 13: Pacific Science Center – Seattle, WA
May 13: Niagara Falls – Buffalo, NY/Canada (Around 10 PM for 15 minutes blue due to lighting constraints)
May 14: The Zakim Bridge – Boston, MA
May 9-14: Mid-Hudson Bridge – Poughkeepsie/Highland, NY
May 15: CN Tower – Toronto, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)
May 15: Toronto City Hall – Toronto, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)
May 15: 3D Toronto Sign – Toronto, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)
May 15: City of Mississauga Clock Tower – Mississauga, ON (Canadian Anaphylaxis Initiative)"

Kudos to Turn It Teal!!! They deserve so much credit for their efforts, and what a beautiful way to bring attention to Food Allergy Awareness Week!!!!
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