The Red Sneakers for Oakley Foundation

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The Debbs family lost their eleven-year old son, Oakley, who died from a fatal anaphylactic shock from accidentally ingesting a nut/nut product in 2016. Trying to bring some meaning to Oakley’s death, within days of his passing, the Debbs family launched the Red Sneaker for Oakley Foundation (RSOF) to help educate others about the seriousness of food allergies. The Foundation gets its name from Oakley’s  favorite color — all of his athletic shoes were red. This year will mark the 5th annual International Red Sneakers Day created by RSOF, on March 20th. Not only is this a day for food allergy and anaphylactic shock awareness, it is a day for the Debbs to remember their cherished son. As his mother states, “It helps keep Oakley alive.”

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