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National Eosinophil Awareness Week

National Eosinophil Awareness Week
May 18 – May 24, 2014

On May 15, 2007, the House of Representatives passed HB 296, forever designating the third week of May as National Eosinophil Awareness Week (NEAW). 

The purpose of NEAW is to create awareness and educate both the general public and medical community about eosinophil-associated diseases. The theme of NEAW is E-D-U-C-A-T-E:

Across the nation, patients, caregivers, health care professionals, friends and family members are preparing for National Eosinophil Awareness Week (NEAW), May 18-24, 2014.  Join us as we step up efforts during NEAW to teach others about eosinophil-associated diseases, an emerging healthcare problem worldwide, and how lives are affected by these diseases. 

Ways to Get Involved

 

Day by Day Guide of Suggested Activities 

Educate (Sunday)

  • Post facts about eosinophil associated diseases to your social media page/s

  • Contact local media and share your story. A sample letter to the editor and Public Service Announcements are provided.

  • Distribute educational materials to health care providers and area businesses.

Donate (Monday)

Unite (Tuesday)

Change (Wednesday)

  • Change the way others view your disease by sharing your story.

Awareness (Thursday)

  • Wear a magenta colored t-shirt to school or work and encourage your friends and colleagues to so the same.

  • Change your social media profile picture and banner to the NEAW logo (see below)

  • Share APFED’s fact sheet about eosinophil-associated diseases or “Can you say 'Eosinophilic?” flyer.

Thank (Friday)

  • Reach out to those who have been supportive of your journey with eos to thank them.

  • Thank health care providers for their support and care.

  • Thank legislators who support issues important to our community.

Engage  (Saturday)

  •  Invite family, friends, and others to experience dietary limitations (Suggestion: Eat Like Us for a Day Challenge)

  • Create a community fundraising walk at your school or workplace, or organize a Hope on the Horizon Walk to benefit APFED’s research fund. 

â–º Download our Day by Day Guide of Suggested Activities flyer and share with others.

 

APFED is pleased to welcome Nutricia/Neocate
as our partner for our 2014 NEAW Celebration.

 

 

          

 

Images for Social Media Profiles:

          

Right click to save the these images to your computer, for use on social media during NEAW.
 

Banners:

     

 

For more information on the following, please contact fundraise@apfed.org:
- Ideas for creating awareness during NEAW
- Hosting an event or fundraiser
- To join as a 2014 National Eosinophil Awareness Week Partner, contact jforrest@apfed.org.