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 2021, National Eosinophil Awareness Week is May 16-22. 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 APFED’s 20th anniversary 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 gave away a limited number of fun items (such as t-shirts, magnets, and books) to help raise awareness of eosinophil-associated diseases. The giveaway is now closed. Winners will be randomly and notified by email.
Plan to light up the world for 2022
Help us get a jump on National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2022 celebrations by asking your local landmarks to light up magenta during awareness week. Many locations require applications months in advance, so it’s not too soon to get started. Please let us know where you are making light up requests so that we can track it nationwide!
Use Hashtags #NEAW and #EosAware!
Special thanks to our education partners for supporting APFED’s NEAW 2021 celebration!