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 2023, National Eosinophil Awareness Week is May 14-20. We invite you to celebrate National Eosinophil Awareness Week by showing your support of those who live with eosinophil-associated diseases.
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).
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.
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
Help 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 Name||City||State or Country||Date of Light Up|
|Union Plaza Building||Little Rock||AR||May 18|
|Gilbert Water Tower||Gilbert||AZ||May 18|
|Legislative Hall||Dover||DE||May 18|
|King and Queen Concourse Buildings||Atlanta||GA||May 15|
|8th & Main||Boise||ID||May 18|
|AES Indiana Window Lights||Indianapolis||IN||May 16 - May 18|
|Helix Parking Garage||Lexington||KY||May 18|
|Caesars Superdome||New Orleans||LA||May 18|
|Zakim Bridge||Boston||MA||May 21|
|Longfellow Bridge||Boston||MA||May 21|
|Fore River||Quincy||MA||May 21|
|Burns Bridge||Worcester||MA||May 21|
|Maryland Government House||Annapolis||MD||May 18|
|AstraZeneca Headquarters||Gaithersburg||MD||May 18|
|I-35W Bridge||Minneapolis||MN||May 19|
|Mayo Clinic (Plummer Building)||Rochester||MN||May 16|
|550 S. Tyron|
(aka Wells Fargo)
|City Hall||Las Vegas||NV||May 18|
|The Hotel Concord||Concord||NH||May 16 - May 20|
|Helmsley 230 Park||New York||NY||May 18|
|Pier 17||New York||NY||May 16|
|Niagara Falls||Niagara Falls||NY|
|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's||Cincinnati||OH||May 16 - May 21|
|Terminal Tower||Cleveland||OH||May 18|
|Columbus City Hall||Columbus||OH||May 21|
|Dublin Link Bridge||Dublin||OH||May 14|
|Sakonnet River Bridge||Portsmouth||RI||May 22|
|Smokestacks at Alamo Quarry||San Antonio||TX||May 16 - May 22|
|Columbia Center||Seattle||WA||May 18|
|Wisconsin Center||Milwaukee||WI||May 18|
|Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center||Laramie||WY||May 18|
|Castle of Bracciano||Bracciano||Italy||May 18|
|Rocca di Cento||Cento||Italy||May 18|
Use Hashtags #NEAW and #EosAware!
Special thanks to our education partners for supporting APFED’s NEAW 2022 celebration!
If your company or organization is interested in becoming an Education Partner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.