Let’s Light It Teal For Food Allergy Awareness Month

May is Food Allergy Awareness month worldwide, and many buildings and bridges around the world, including in Australia, will light up in teal to raise food allergy awareness; shining a spotlight to promote community understanding  and help protect those at risk.

In Australia, TRIGGER Food Allergy Awareness partnered with
‘Light It Teal’ to light up major landmarks to promote food allergy awareness, with Sydney becoming the first city in the world outside of North America to participate in the Light it Teal initiative and many Australian cities have followed suit.

This May, Brisbane, which joined the initiative in 2018, will shine again for the fifth consecutive year on Monday, May 9, 2022 at four stunning locations; Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge, Wickham Terrace (Architectural Wall) and Breakfast Creek Bridge, Newstead.

Meanwhile, Perth which also joined the initiative in 2018,  will put the spotlight on food allergy awareness by lighting its Council House and Trafalgar Bridge in teal on Sunday, May 1, 2022. The city of Melbourne, which joined the initiative for the first time in 2019, will light up the Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday, May 22, 2022.

Additionally, the Launceston Town Hall, Tasmania will Light it Teal over four nights, commencing Tuesday, May 10 until Saturday, May 14.

The Light It Teal movement was started by a US mother, Stephanie Lowe, who wanted to draw attention to the issue by lighting as many prominent monuments and buildings as possible to highlight Food Allergy Awareness.

The Australian partnership with Light It Teal is supported by Australian journalist and TRIGGER Food Allergy Awareness founder, Grace Farah, who also has a daughter with severe allergies; to ‘Light It Teal’ in Australia and beyond.

Ms Farah said the initiative was a great idea, and one she hopes will grow to every city in Australia and the world. “When people see a building or a bridge lit up in teal, it starts a conversation and raises awareness about food allergies. It also shows our children and families who are dealing with food allergies every day that Brisbane, Melbourne, Launceston and Perth cares… Australia cares.”

Help us, ‘Light it Teal’ by participating and visiting the locations and share them on social media using #lightitteal and #triggerteal. Plus, if you would like to see a teal light shine in your town contact us at info@triggerawareness.org .

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