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Recent Events

Every fundraising event plays a significant role in supporting APFED and its mission.
Not only do events raise funds to support APFED’s programs, but create awareness and engage local communities.
APFED is grateful to the dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to organize events to support the organization.

If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser to support APFED, please click here for more information.



2012 EOS Connection
APFED’s 2012 Eos Connection Patient Education Conference was held in July in San Diego. Click here for a review of the conference and information on APFED’s 2013 Eos Connection Conference.


The Rusty Ball
Thank you to Kara Corra for her involvement in getting APFED listed as a beneficiary for the 2nd year of The Rusty Ball, an annual charity event put on by the beloved band the Rusty Griswolds, held on November 10, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event sold out again this year and a lot of support was raised for APFED.
10th Annual Trick or Treat for APFED
For the 10th year running, APFED has hosted it annual Trick or Treat for APFED. Again this year, children living with eosinophilic disorders raised money on Halloween, rather than collecting candy. We are so proud of all our Trick or Treaters for making a difference, creating awareness, and supporting APFED’s Hope on the Horizon Research Fund.
Macy’s Shop for a Cause
APFED hosted the Macy’s Shop for a Cause event for the 3rd year. Passes allowed shoppers discounts and coupons, with 100% of the purchase price benefitting APFED. Thank you to everyone who purchased shopping passes to support APFED!
Tri for EoE – Team Wood
For the 2nd year in a row, Walt Wood, a father of a child with EoE, participated in Triathlons to raise funds to support APFED, as well as create awareness of eosinophil associated disorders. This year Walt, along with his brother, Brain, participated in the Inside Out sports White Lake International Triathlon in Elizabethtown, NC in September and the Beach to Battleship ½ Triathlon in Wilmington/Writesville Beach, NC in October. All funds raised were designated to support APFED’s Hope on the Horizon Research Fund.
WAEC 5K Walk & Run
The Washington D.C. Area Eosinophilic Connection support group hosted the WAEC Inaugural 5K Run/Walk, “Steps toward a Cure” on September 29th in Arlington, Virginia. The event was a huge success, raising thousands of dollars to support APFED’s Hope on the Horizon Research Fund.
Eosinophilic Awareness 5K Fun Run
17 yr old Tyler Baker hosted the Eosinophilic Awareness 5K Fun Run in Pell City, AL in September. In addition to hosting a great event, Tyler was able to engage the support of local businesses and the local media outlets, to educate the entire community about eosinophil associated disorders.
Logan’s Hope
For the last three years, Logan’s Hope, founded by the McDougall family, has participated in Triathlons, with friends and family, in honor of their children, who live with eosinophilic disorders. This year they participated in the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Timberman and Sprint Triathlon at Lake Winnipesaukee, Ellacoya State Park in Gliford, NH on August 18, 2012 and August 19, 2012. This year they host two Teams, one participating in the Sprint and another in the Half Ironman.
LEGs Walk for Hope
In August, Lauren Gilbert hosted LEGs Walk for Hope in Shawnee, Kansas. Lauren lives with an eosinophilic disorder. Her event drew a lot of support and participation from the local community and helped raise funds to support APFED.
EOS Walk, 2012
APFED’s EOS Walk, held in conjunction with the Annual Patient Education Conference on July 6, 2012 in San Diego, CA was a huge success. Over 150 people joined together to create awareness of Eosinophilic Disorders by walking along the bay at Harbor Island Park. Together the participants raised over $17,000 to support APFED’s Hope on the Horizon Research Fund.
Riley’s Run for Eosinophilic Disorders
Riley’s Run was held on June 16, 2012 in Oklahoma City to benefit APFED. Over 500 runners participated in the run itself, and hundreds of area families came out for the events held in conjunction with the race. Special thanks to: Mary Catherine Sexton; Tina Poos; Nadine Walters; Mike, Jill and Riley Kahn; and all the other committee members who hosted this incredible 5K Run. For months they engaged the media and shared Riley's story, educating the public about eosinophilic disorders. Proceeds from this event will support APFED’s education, awareness and research initiatives.
A Walk for Hope
Special thanks to Deneen Kettell for hosting A Walk for Hope on May 19, 2012 at Mt. Vista Park in Kingsville, MD. Local residents turned out to enjoy the Walk and support APFED.
Recycled Prom to fund research into Eosinophilic Disorders
Janice Chittle hosted a Recycled Prom in May in honor of her son William, who has EoE. The event had a great turnout, raising money to support APFED’s Hope on the Horizon Research Fund. Thank You to all the event sponsors and participants for making this event such a success!
Traveling Twosome donate proceeds from book to support APFED
The Traveling Twosome used their new book, The Traveling Twosome: Live, Love, Laugh, published in May 2012, as a vehicle to raise awareness and money for APFED. The Traveling Twosome (Louis and Char Magnifico, a husband and wife team) produce a TV Show, radio show, and a travel and entertainment website. They also perform around the Mid South with their band, Vintage. Char Magnifico lives with EoE. They donated a portion of pre-sales of their new book to support APFED.


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