Autumn greetings! We hope you are enjoying all that this beautiful season has to offer. Once again we give our warning to be extra vigilant on Halloween if your child has any food allergies. Tell them that nothing can be eaten until you have had the chance to go through their items at home. (See article 4 for some great Halloween candy suggestions and warnings.) And we don’t know if this idea has taken off in your area or not, but the Food Allergy Research and Education Organization (FARE) is asking everyone to display a teal colored pumpkin to indicate you are handing out allergy-free treats. (Read more here.) You can even order a conversation-starting sweatshirt that says “Teal is the new orange.” As one mother said, “I’d like to say thank you to all who take time to put a teal pumpkin out and get allergy free treats. From a mom with a child that has food allergies, I’d just like you to know how much it means to know people care!”
We hope we can count on your support as we launch our Remembering Ruthie With Epi Everywhere fundraising campaign. See below for more details as we look back on all that has been accomplished with your help during the past few years.