Oakley Debbs Celebration Of Life Soccer Game

To Take Place Saturday, December 10 At Palm Beach Recreation Center in Palm Beach, Florida
By: ReadSneaker.Org
 
 
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PALM BEACH, Fla. - Dec. 6, 2016 - PRLog -- Over the Thanksgiving weekend holiday, West Palm Beach resident, Oakley Debbs lost his life after suffering an allergic reaction from accidentally eating a cake with a walnut extract in it. The 11-year old 5th grader at Rosarian Academy leaves behind a devastated family including his mother Merrill, father Bobby and twin sister Olivia.

Immediately following his death his family, extended family and friends rallied together to raise awareness about the severity of nut allergies by forming The Red Sneaker Movement.

Red Sneakers for Oakley is a movement that aims to raise awareness about the serious nature of asthma and allergies. In the short time since Oakley's death, the simple but powerful symbol of red sneakers has been seen throughout the US and even around the world. Individuals are wearing their red sneakers in tribute to Oakley and in support of this important call for more education and advocacy about food allergies and anaphylaxis.

As a part of the Red Sneakers For Oakley effort, a soccer tournament is being planned for  Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 AM – Noon at the Palm Beach Recreation Center. Children ages 6-12 throughout Palm Beach County are invited to participate in the hopes to raise awareness of the danger of asthma and allergies, specifically nut allergies. Participants are encouraged to wear white attire with red sneakers or cleats in honor of Oakley on game day. Festive headgear and accessories are also encouraged and older children are also encouraged to assist and referee on game day.

WHAT: Oakley Debbs Celebration of Life Soccer Game

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 10:00 AM - Noon

WHERE: Palm Beach Recreation Center, 340 Seaview Avenue, Palm          Beach

EMAIL: LivLikeOaks@Gmail to register - please include child name & age


Says Mayor of Palm Beach Gail Coniglio, "As a community, we are happy to come together and celebrate Oakley as well as bring attention and forward the focus of food allergies to protect our children."

Food Allergy & Education (FARE) will be partnering with RedSneakers.Org in memory of Oakley's vibrant life. By making a donation to FARE, individuals are helping the organization work for a future where no other life is lost due to food allergies through the support of increased education, advocacy and awareness. Additionally, the family has created a Facebook page titled Red Sneakers For Oakley where the public is encouraged to show support and post their own personal photos.

About FARE

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE's mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview, please visit the website at: www.RedSneaker.Org or call: 561-632-0110.

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