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Help Us #TurnItTeal for Food Allergy Awareness Week!


Many foods in addition to peanuts can cause a serious allergic reaction. When people come into contact with the foods to which they are allergic, they can develop symptoms. This is an allergic reaction. Sometimes, these reactions can be severe and life-threatening. There is not yet a cure for food allergies.

Food allergies are on the rise, and no one knows why. Around 15 million people in the United States have a food allergy. The percentage of children with a food allergy has increased by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. One in 13 children in the U.S. now has a food allergy.

Keeping people with food allergies safe requires the cooperation of family, friends, food companies, schools and more.

What is #TurnItTeal?

We're partnering with to raise food allergy awareness nationwide. Teal is the official awareness color for food allergies. We want to light up buildings, landmarks and popular attractions in the color teal during Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-20, 2017.

Join fellow supporters at a lighting near you:

As locations are confirmed, they will be added to the list of TurnItTeal Lightings. Mark your calendar and invite your family and friends.

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The San Francisco City Hall is a National Historic Landmark building that illuminates the exterior of the building every evening with over 220 incandescent lighting fixtures. They have done color displays for other important causes. It would be great to see it teal and the lighting is already in place.

Ben Franklin Bridge: The Benjamin Franklin Bridge’s visibility from 10 miles away and its proximity to myriad public gathering spaces in Philadelphia and major urban centers in New Jersey makes it a prime canvas for an LED row of lights that dots the bridge span on both sides and changes and moves depending on the season or the holiday. Sometimes the lights appear to “chase” the passing commuter trains that traverse the bridge, and other times they glow in varying colors — red, white and blue for Independence Day and green for a major Philadelphia Eagles playoff game, for example. Seven Schuylkill River bridges are also permanently illuminated — part of the legacy of the city’s Millennium Philadelphia celebration in 1999.• How wonderful would it be to see it go teal!!!!

Here are my ideas for the Philadelphia and surrounding areas:

  • Philadelphia Art Museum

  • Ben Franklin Bridge (Between Philadelphia and Camden, NJ)

  • Comcast Center Philadelphia

  • One Liberty Place

  • Two Liberty Place

  • Swan Memorial Fountain - Water turned teal

  • Doylestown Court House, Doylestown

Turnitteal - White House with Obama children adding the last ribbon and at the end of the week, cutting the ribbon.

Walmart stores

Capitol buildings

Allergy friendly chocolate factories

Airline building if they serve allergy free food

Amtrak carriages 

If there are manufacturers with a color in their name eg: Green Foods

Bridge - Golden Gate



In an earlier post, I noted the Bicentennial Tower in Erie, PA. I would like to add to that the Bayfront Convention Center, which is very near to the Bicentennial Tower. The convention center can light up the peak of its roofline and was just in the news for installing new lights that can be virtually any color. I hope you will approach these entities and bring awareness to the Erie, PA, region!


Churchill Downs

Louisville Slugger Museum

Galt House hotel

Kentucky Horse Park

Rupp Arena

Keeneland race track

Triangle Park (downtown Lexington)

National Corvette Museum (located along I-65 in Bowling Green)



Ryman Auditorium (Grand Ole Opry)

Parthenon at Centennial Park

The Hermitage

Gaylord Opryland Resort

Tower of Americas in San Antonio, TX. If they do it, then I would hope the Alamodome would follow as well. Both would look awesome driving down the highway and seeing the teal lights radiating from them.