2018 Trailblazer Awards Announced

Red Sneakers for Oakley and Superhero Eileen Rhoadarmer Take the Win
DULUTH, Ga. - April 26, 2018 - PRLog -- The 5th Annual Love Remembers Day Virtual Awareness Event, hosted by the Compassion for Anaphylaxis Project which honors the lives of those lost to life-threatening food allergies concluded April 7, 2018.  The grand finale of this US-based event that now spans the globe reaching as far as Dubai, ended with the tallying of votes for the Annual Trailblazer Awards

Taking the vote for the Trailblazer Legacy Family Award was "Red Sneakers for Oakley" aka The Debbs a family-based organization formed by the immediate and extended family of 11 year old Oakley Debbs.  Their mission includes ensuring his memory is never forgotten as they push to raise awareness using Oakley's signature red sneakers as a reminder for all to be safe. Oakley's father, Robert Debbs said "We just don't want this to happen to another family.  We will do whatever we can to better educate and advocate for food allergy awareness and prevent anaphylaxis from occurring."  Robert, his wife Merrill and Oakley's beautiful twin sister Olivia have taken this mission on full speed ahead with the help from those who love and support them. Their social media campaign programs are both informative and eye opening as they are able to reach the masses in a matter of seconds to help people see that dealing with any life-threatening allergy needs to be taken seriously.  Just as important and impactful, the Trailblazer Advocate award went to Eileen Rhoadarmer.  Eileen, who has lived with food allergies for more than 3 decades has taken her experience to social media via blogs and forums aimed at helping people conquer the fears that often times come with living the allergic life. With the support from her sons and husband who are equally as deserving of the award, Eileen took on a mission to help children become empowered.  Together they developed the well-known "Allergy Superheroes" program which is a project helping children and their families take charge of their allergies via specialty products and awareness characters. Eileen can be seen all around wearing her own superhero clothes and her signature cape to show everyone that she not only believes in superheroes but she is one.

Aleasa Word, chair and founder of the Love Remembers Day committee said "We have great people nominated each year.  The decision is not just mine but includes the help of a diverse, fair and knowledgeable group who helps me choose those that best represent the integrity of the award's purpose Our selection process looks at how the work of the nominees aligns with the needs and desires of the community as a whole.  We factor in the implementation of compassionate advocacy, research-based awareness, inclusivity of all without judgment or pressure and more.  As I've stated before, it is not a popularity contest.  It is about finding those who are making a real difference because our legacy families hard work matters and so does that of everyone still dealing with life-threatening allergies no matter what level of advocacy they provide.  This is not easy work; however, many do it and they do it well."

Nominees receive trophies each year and the committee has committed to adding a Junior Trailblazer Award to next year's program for kids 13-17. For more information visit


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