Colorado finally joined the ranks of other buildings that turned teal for food allergy awareness week 2019!
We first discovered Stephanie Lowe’s Turn it Teal for Food Allergies movement in 2016. That was when we first learned that we could submit ideas, anyway. We’d seen that Niagara Falls had lit up teal the year before, but didn’t know who was behind it. But when we learned that she wanted ideas, we eagerly wrote her a list of Colorado buildings that might participate.
Since that first introduction, we had the honor of meeting Stephanie several times at FABlogCon. She’s truly an amazing and inspirational woman, and we feel lucky to count her as a friend! We’ve also watched the Turn it Teal movement grow every year–but each time, no Colorado buildings participated.
A little history of Turn it Teal
It all began in 2014, when Stephanie noticed the Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio, lit up for a cause. She asked if they would light up teal for Food Allergy Awareness, and to her delight, they did! Thus, the Turn it Teal movement was born.
Each year, Stephanie has made it her goal to get “just one more” site than the previous year. She managed that in 2015, when three sites lit up. But after that is when it really took off.