May is Food Allergy Awareness Month

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month, a good time to help increase awareness of food allergies and help to protect those at risk.

This year, we have teamed up once again with to turn the world teal, the signature color of food allergy awareness.

‘Turn it Teal’, founded by Cleveland, Ohio native Stephanie Lowe in 2014, was created with the goal of lighting as many prominent monuments and buildings as possible
to highlight Food Allergy Awareness Month an initiative intended to educate the public regarding the seriousness of food allergies.

At TRIGGER Food Allergy Awareness we are proud to have helped to make the initiative global with the lighting of the Sydney Town Hall in 2017,
being the first building outside of North America to turn teal in support of Food Allergy Awareness.

This year the stunning Sydney Town Hall will once again turn teal in support of Food Allergy Awareness on Sunday 12 May.
Last year two more Australian cities Brisbane and Perth joined the initiative.
This year both return, Brisbane will light the beautiful Story Bridge and Victoria Bridge on Saturday 4 May.

While the Trafalgar Bridge in Perth will ‘Turn It Teal’ over two nights Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May.

Melbourne has become the latest city to join, and will light up the grand Melbourne Town Hall on Monday 13 May – Saturday 18 May.

TRIGGER Food Allergy Awareness founder Grace Farah says:

‘The ‘Turn It Teal’ initiative is such a great idea; I knew we had to bring it to Australia.’
‘When people see a building or a bridge lit up in teal it starts a conversation and raises food allergy awareness. It also shows our children and families dealing with food allergies every day that Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth care … Australia cares.’
‘We want to express our heartfelt thanks to all the great people on the Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth councils who have helped light up some of their city’s iconic structures.’

For more information about how you can help your local area ‘Turn It Teal’ visit or email us at

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