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​Red Sneakers for Oakley is committed to educating and advocating for food allergy awareness.

To have the Red Sneakers become the worldwide symbol that represents the urgent need for allergy awareness and greater educational research into this escalating epidemic.

Oakley was the 11-year-old son to Robert and Merrill, and twin brother to Olivia Debbs. He suffered from both extreme asthma and an allergy to nuts. The Debbs believe that Oakley’s allergies were not properly diagnosed and that the necessary precautions were never discussed regarding the onset or severity of anaphylaxis. After the tragic death of Oakley due to a fatal allergic reaction to a walnut extract, the Debbs quickly started Red Sneakers for Oakley. Oakley loved his red sneakers and the family quickly realized they should use these sneakers as a powerful symbol for increased education and awareness for all people. Red Sneakers for Oakley immediately gained national exposure through supporters wearing red sneakers and posting their photos on social media. They have since launched a multi-pronged approach to enable its mission and mobilize people to take action.


Being Allergen-Free was something that Vitamin Friends focused on from the beginning. The next step was finding who we could partner with to create a positive impact on the allergen community. Vitamin Friends is focused on bringing allergy awareness to the forefront of the gummy vitamin and supplement industry. Every ingredient used in our gummies are Top 8 Allergen Free Certified. Providing education on the importance of allergen-free vitamins is exactly why we are proud to partner with RSFO. Together we can provide nutritional supplements that are safe for everyone!

The goal for the RSFO x Vitamin Friends partnership is to be an allergy champion that can be trusted by parents and loved by kids.

Food Allergy Awareness


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All Vitamin Friends products are made in an Allergy-Free Facility. The process in which we keep this is rigorous and is a top priority for us at the factory.

We at Vitamin Friends believe you should have the knowledge behind the highest quality certifications that our manufacturing facility has sought & obtained.

We are very proud to be one of the few gummy supplement manufacturers who understand the importance of using pectin vs. gelatin in our products.

At Vitamin Friends we use as many all natural ingredients as possible. Our coloring is from fruits and vegetables, along with our flavoring. You will see ingredients such as Apple Concentrate or Carrot Juice.