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.
Light up the world magenta
Help us celebrate National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2023 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|
|RSA Building||Mobile||AL||May 18|
|RSA Building||Montgomery||AL||May 18|
|Union Plaza Building||Little Rock||AR||May 18|
|Gilbert Water Tower||Gilbert||AZ||May 17|
|Mayo Clinic||Phoenix||AZ||May 18|
|City Hall, the Intermodal Facility, Fountain lights at Alberta Park||Tuscaloosa||AZ||May 14|
|'M'-City of Moreno Valley||Moreno||CA||May 18|
|Mayo Clinic||Jacksonville||FL||May 18|
|King and Queen Buildings||Atlanta||GA||May 14-May 15|
|8th & Main||Boise||ID||May 18|
|Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge||Fort Wayne||IN||May 19|
|Flint Hills Discovery Center||Manhattan||KS||May 18|
|Helix Garage, Victorian Square Garage and Pedways||Lexington||KY||May 18|
|Governor's Mansion||Baton Rouge||LA||May 19|
|Maryland Government House||Annaopolis||MD||May 18|
|Baltimore City Hall||Baltimore||MD||May 18|
|Zakim Bridge||Boston||MA||May 18|
|Longfellow Bridge||Boston||MA||May 18|
|Fore River||Quincy||MA||May 18|
|Burns Bridge||Worcester||MA||May 18|
|Capella Tower||Minneapolis||MN||May 18|
|I-35W Bridge||Minneapolis||MN||May 18|
|Mayo Clinic (Plummer Building)||Rochester||MN||May 18|
|Biloxi Lighthouse||Biloxi||MS||May 18|
|Saint Louis Science Center-Planetarium Illumination||St. Louis||MO||May 18|
|Bob Kerrey Bridge||Omaha||NE||May 18|
|550 S. Tyron|
(aka Wells Fargo)
|The Hotel Concord||Concord||NH||May 14 - May 20|
|Peace Bridge||Buffalo||NY||May 18|
|Niagara Falls||Niagara Falls/Ontario, Canada||NY||May 18|
|230 Park Ave||NY||NY||May 18|
|Pier 17||NY||NY||May 18|
|Mid-Hudson Bridge||Poughkeepsie||NY||May 18|
|Terminal Tower||Cleveland||OH||May 18|
|Dublin Link Bridge||Dublin||OH||May 18|
|Skydance bridge||Oklahoma City||OK||May 18|
|Union Street Railroad Bridge||Salem||OR||May 14-May 20|
|PHL Ramp Tower||Philadelphia||PA||May 18|
|State Capital Building||Harrisburg||PA||May 19-May 22|
|Pawtucket River Bridge||Pawtucket||RI||May 18|
|Bank of America Plaza||Dallas||TX||May 18|
|Smokestacks at Alamo Quarry||San Antonio||TX||May 14 - May 20|
|The Great Wheel||Seattle||WA||May 18|
|Mayo Clinic Health System||La Crosse||WI||May 18|
|Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center||Laramie||WY||May 18|
Use Hashtags #NEAW and #EosAware!
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