'Trunk or Treat' held for kids with allergies

In her son's memory, Georgina Cipriano created "Trunk or Treat." The event, held in Bethpage, is where kids with allergies can get non-food treats on

In her son's memory, Georgina Cipriano created

In her son's memory, Georgina Cipriano created "Trunk or Treat." The event, held in Bethpage, is where kids with allergies can get non-food treats on Halloween. (10/31/15)

BETHAPGE - One mother in Lawrence wants to make Halloween safer for kids with allergies.

Georgina Cipriano says that her 14-year-old son, who was allergic to peanuts, died two years ago after eating something that contained peanuts.

In her son's memory, Cipriano created "Trunk or Treat." The event, held in Bethpage, is where kids with allergies can get non-food treats on Halloween.

"It's all little toys that everybody brings; stickers, pencils, balls. You name it, anything that is not food," she says.

Some parents have put teal-colored Pumpkins in front of their homes to show they are allergy friendly, helping to make Halloween a little less scary for some families.

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

News 12 Long Island's Talia Kaplan was on 1 Rising tides cause street flooding in South Shore neighborhoods
News 12 Long Island's Erin Colton was on 2 Water begins to recede as nor'easter exits in Babylon
News 12 was on Shore Road in Lindenhurst, 3 Lindenhurst deals with floodwaters
News 12 was in downtown Riverhead Tuesday in 4 East End roads flood over during nor'easter
Nassau County police said Joseph Barbella, 16, who 5 Missing teen with autism found safe in Franklin Square

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE