Show your support for those who live with eosinophil-associated diseases and educate others about these conditions during National Eosinophil Awareness Week – May 16-22, 2021.
The purpose of this special week is to create awareness and educate both the general public and medical community about eosinophil-associated diseases.
In 2007, the third week of May was officially recognized as National Eosinophil Awareness Week when the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Bill 296.
Here are five suggested activities to do during awareness week (and some that you can start doing now) to help educate people about these conditions:
- Purchase a Heroes Bring Hope t-shirt or sweatshirt to show your support for eosinophil-associated diseases throughout the year. These exclusive items are only being sold from now through May 22, so order yours today. A portion of the sales will support APFED’s HOPE on the Horizon research program.
- Paint a rock with an eosinophil-associated disease awareness message and hide it for others to find. This is a great activity for all ages. We have a special certificate you can print out to recognize your participation (a great incentive for kids)!
- Print out this sign, fill in why you are #eosaware, and take a selfie while holding it up for others to see. Then post the selfie on social media and include the hashtags #NEAW and #eosaware to help other people in your network learn about eosinophil-associated diseases. (We will be encouraging people to do this on Saturday, May 22 for #SelfieSaturday, but you can do this at any time.)
We have even more ideas and resources to help you make an impact during National Eosinophil Awareness Week available at apfed.org/NEAW. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to share your support for awareness week and eosinophilic disorders on social media and include #NEAW and #eosaware in your posts.
Throughout awareness week we will also be sharing opportunities to win awareness items on social media. We will post details about how to enter the giveaways on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter beginning on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Make sure to follow us!
Special thanks to our education partners for supporting APFED’s National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2021 celebration!