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.
The next National Eosinophil Awareness Week is May 19-25, 2024. 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 2023 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 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 2023, APFED ran a special drawing from Sunday, May 14 at 12:00 a.m. ET until Friday, May 19, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. ET. The drawing is now closed.
Five (5) winners were randomly selected to receive a package of awareness items and a certificate for two (2) free onsite registrations for EOS Connection 2023. The winners were notified by email.
Stay tuned for 2024 opportunities.
Light up the world magenta
Help us celebrate National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2024 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 lit up for eosinophil awareness for National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2023:
|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|
|Grier Pavillion||Riverside||CA||May 14-May 20|
|San Diego Convention Center Sails||San Diego||CA||May 18|
|Janss Marketplace||Thousand Oaks||CA||May 18-May 19|
|Hyatt Regency at Denver CO Convention Center||Denver||CO||May 14-May 20|
|AstraZeneca||Wilmington||DE||May 14-May 20|
|Mayo Clinic||Jacksonville||FL||May 18|
|The Wheel at ICON Park||Orlando||FL||May 18|
|King and Queen Buildings||Atlanta||GA||May 14-May 15|
|8th & Main||Boise||ID||May 18|
|Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower||Chicago||IL||May 18|
|Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge||Fort Wayne||IN||May 19|
|AES Window Lights||Indianapolis||IN||May 14 and May 20|
|Norbert F. Beckey Bridge||Muscatine||IA||May 18|
|Flint Hills Discovery Center||Manhattan||KS||May 18|
|Helix Garage, Victorian Square Garage and Pedways||Lexington||KY||May 18|
|Caesars Superdome||New Orleans||LA||May 19|
|Governor's Mansion||Baton Rouge||LA||May 19|
|Lewiston Maine Clock Tower||Lewiston||ME||May 18|
|Maryland Government House||Annapolis||MD||May 18|
|Baltimore City Hall||Baltimore||MD||May 18|
|AstraZeneca||Gaithersburg||MD||May 14-May 20|
|Zakim Bridge||Boston||MA||May 18|
|Longfellow Bridge||Boston||MA||May 18|
|Fore River||Quincy||MA||May 18|
|Burns Bridge||Worcester||MA||May 18|
|City Hall||Kalamazoo||MI||May 18|
|Northville Marquis Theater||Northville||MI||May 14-May 20|
|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|
|The Hotel Concord||Concord||NH||May 14 - May 20|
|DoubleTree by Hilton at the Albuquerque Convention Center||Albuquerque||NM||May 18|
|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|
|550 S. Tyron|
(aka Wells Fargo)
|Twin Arches||Winston-Salem||NC||May 18|
|Fargo City Hall||Fargo||ND||May 18|
|Terminal Tower||Cleveland||OH||May 18|
|Dublin Link Bridge||Dublin||OH||May 18|
|Cincinnati Children's Hospital||Cincinnati||OH||May 14-May 20|
|Skydance bridge||Oklahoma City||OK||May 18|
|Union Street Railroad Bridge||Salem||OR||May 14-May 20|
|Cira Centre||Philadelphia||PA||May 18|
|PHL Ramp Tower||Philadelphia||PA||May 18|
|State Capital Building||Harrisburg||PA||May 19-May 22|
|Pawtucket River Bridge||Pawtucket||RI||May 18|
|Sakonnet River Bridge||Portsmouth||RI||May 18|
|Main Street Square||Rapid City||SD||May 18|
|The Block||Chattanooga||TN||May 18|
|Bank of America Plaza||Dallas||TX||May 16|
|Smokestacks at Alamo Quarry||San Antonio||TX||May 14 - May 20|
|Salt Palace Convention Center||Salt Lake City||UT||May 18|
|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!
2023 Education Partners
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