National Eosinophil Awareness Week

Whether you are just starting out on your journey with an eosinophil-associated condition or have been part of APFED’s community for years, welcome!

In 2007, APFED drafted bill language to establish a National Eosinophil Awareness Week (NEAW). On May 15, 2007, The U.S. House of Representatives passed House Bill 296, forever recognizing the third week of May as National Eosinophil Awareness Week. The purpose of this special week is to create awareness and educate both the general public and medical community about eosinophil-associated diseases.

In 2022, National Eosinophil Awareness Week is May 15-21. We invite you to celebrate National Eosinophil Awareness Week by showing your support of those who live with eosinophil-associated diseases.

Suggested activities

Consider doing the following activities to E.D.U.C.A.T.E. others about these conditions. You can follow along with our suggested calendar of activities or do the activities on any day of awareness week (or really any day of the year).

E: Educate

Learn about and share facts about eosinophil-associated disorders, such as the following video and graphics. Please share these resources through social media and include the hashtags #NEAW and #EosAware to help spread the awareness.

 

  • Share these graphics to help people save the date and recognize National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2022

940×788 rectangle (great for Facebook)

1200×1200 square (great for Instagram and LinkedIn)

1600×900 rectangle (great for Twitter)

  • Share these facts about eosinophil-associated disease subsets (click on a graphic to download and share it)

 

  • Update your Facebook business page cover photo to celebrate National Eosinophil Awareness Week:

 

  • You can also create your own graphics to celebrate awareness week and incorporate the eosinophilic disorders awareness ribbon. Be sure to share what you create. We’d love to see what you come up with:

D: Donate

 

  • Encourage friends and family to make donations to support research
  • Host a virtual or in-person fundraiser. Fundraising can be a fun and rewarding way to support APFED’s mission and make a difference for those living with eosinophil-associated disorders. APFED can provide support to make your event a success. Contact mail@apfed.org with your ideas.
  • Start a Facebook fundraiser to encourage your friends and family to support APFED. Facebook charges no fees for donations made to nonprofits. As a 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit, donations to APFED made by U.S. residents are tax-deductible.
U: Unite

  • Register for EOS Connection 2022, APFED’s hybrid patient education conference. The live events are scheduled for July 7-9, 2022 in San Diego, CA. The conference is a terrific opportunity to gather (virtually or in person) with patients and families and other members of our community to learn about eosinophil-associated diseases, gain practical management strategies, and hear research updates from experts in the field. Registration will open soon and APFED members get a discount!
  • Become a member of APFED and ask a friend to join as well. We have options for both personal and professional members, including FREE levels. By becoming a member you will receive email updates about relevant news and initiatives. Additional benefits vary based on the membership level you choose.
C: Change
  • Change your porch lights to magenta and light up the night for eosinophil awareness (the official color of National Eosinophil Awareness Week is #841d57). Share a picture on social media with hashtags #neaw and #eosaware.
  • Contact your representatives to ask for their support for legislation that will help people with eosinophil-associated diseases
A: Awareness
  • Wear magenta to raise awareness (the official color of National Eosinophil Awareness Week is #841d57). Whether you choose to wear a ribbon for eosinophilic disorders awareness or get decked out in spirit wear, the choice is yours. Take pictures, and share them on social media with the following hashtags: #NEAW #EosAware.
  • Purchase wearable awareness items to show off your support for eosinophil-associated diseases all throughout the year.
T: Thank
Send a letter, email, or text message to thank those who have helped you in your eos journey. Saying thank you is a great way to make people feel appreciated. Plus, an attitude of gratitude is always in style.
E: Engage

 

Additional ideas for companies and organizations

Individuals, companies, organizations, and teams can all get involved in National Eosinophil Awareness Week. In addition to the ideas above, here are a few ideas for companies and organizations:

  • Create a video message with well-wishes for National Eosinophil Awareness Week and share it on social media (include #NEAW and #eosaware in your posts) and internally with your teams.
  • Encourage your colleagues to shop using AmazonSmile and choose the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders as the charitable organization to support. This can be done during National Eosinophil Awareness Week and beyond.
  • Invite guest authors to contribute to your corporate blog, such as a patient or family impacted by eosinophil-associated diseases, or a special interview with a team member about a related topic, such as a researcher or health care provider.

 

Giveaway

In celebration of National Eosinophil Awareness Week, APFED will give away a limited number of fun items (such as buttons and magnets) to help raise awareness of eosinophil-associated diseases. The giveaway is now closed. Entries were accepted between May 15, 2022, and May 20, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by email.

 

Light up the world magenta

Light up the world for National Eosinophil Awareness WeekHelp us celebrate National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2022 by asking your local landmarks to light up magenta during awareness week.

Please let us know where you are making light-up requests so that we can track it nationwide! Many locations require applications months in advance.

Here are a few places that are planning to light up for eosinophil awareness:

 

Landmark or Building NameCityState or CountryDate of Light Up
Union Plaza BuildingLittle RockARMay 18
Gilbert Water TowerGilbertAZMay 18
Legislative HallDoverDEMay 18
King and Queen Concourse BuildingsAtlantaGAMay 15
8th & MainBoiseIDMay 18
AES Indiana Window LightsIndianapolisINMay 16 - May 18
Helix Parking GarageLexington KYMay 18
Caesars SuperdomeNew OrleansLAMay 18
Zakim BridgeBostonMAMay 21
Longfellow BridgeBostonMAMay 21
Fore RiverQuincyMAMay 21
Burns BridgeWorcesterMAMay 21
Maryland Government HouseAnnapolisMDMay 18
AstraZeneca HeadquartersGaithersburgMDMay 18
I-35W BridgeMinneapolisMNMay 19
Mayo Clinic (Plummer Building)Rochester MNMay 16
550 S. Tyron
(aka Wells Fargo)
CharlotteNCMay 18
City HallLas VegasNVMay 18
The Hotel ConcordConcordNHMay 16 - May 20
Helmsley 230 ParkNew YorkNYMay 18
Pier 17New YorkNYMay 16
Niagara FallsNiagara FallsNY
Niagara Falls,
Ontario, Canada
May 18 @10:15 p.m. ET Watch it live
Special thanks to the Niagara Falls Illumination Board.
If you choose to view it in person, please
follow public health guidelines.
Cincinnati Children'sCincinnatiOHMay 16 - May 21
Terminal TowerClevelandOHMay 18
Columbus City HallColumbusOHMay 21
Dublin Link BridgeDublinOHMay 14
Sakonnet River BridgePortsmouthRIMay 22
Smokestacks at Alamo QuarrySan AntonioTXMay 16 - May 22
Columbia CenterSeattleWAMay 18
Wisconsin CenterMilwaukeeWIMay 18
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway CenterLaramieWYMay 18
Castle of Bracciano BraccianoItalyMay 18
Rocca di CentoCentoItalyMay 18

 

Use Hashtags #NEAW and #EosAware!

 

Special thanks to our education partners for supporting APFED’s NEAW 2022 celebration!

 

abbott

 

Allakos

AstraZeneca

 

Bristol Myers Squibb

 

Ellodi Pharmaceuticals

GSK

 

 

Sanofi Regeneron

 

If your company or organization is interested in becoming an Education Partner, please contact mail@apfed.org.