National Eosinophil Awareness Week (May 19-25, 2024)

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.

Annually, we also honor World Eosinophilic Diseases Day on May 18.


Suggested activities

Consider doing the following activities to E.D.U.C.A.T.E. others about these conditions. You can follow our calendar or do the activities on any day of awareness week (or really any day of the year).

Twibbonize frames for National Eosinophil Awareness Week

E: Educate

Learn about and share facts about eosinophil-associated disorders, such as the following video and graphics. Please share these resources through social media and include the hashtags #NEAW and #EosAware to help spread awareness.


  • Share these graphics to help people save the date and recognize National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2024

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National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2024

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  • Share these facts about eosinophil-associated disease subsets (click on a graphic to download and share it).
Eosinophil associated disease subsets Eosinophilic cystitis Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders
Eosinophilic esophagitis Eosinophilic gastritis Eosinophilic enteritis
Eosinophilic colitis Eosinophilic jejunitis Eosinophilic ileitis Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis
Eosinophilic asthma and eosinophilic pneumonia Episodic angioedema with eosinophilia Hypereosinophilic syndromes Eosinophilic-myalgia syndrome


  • Update your Facebook business page cover photo to celebrate National Eosinophil Awareness Week:

  • You can also create your own graphics to celebrate awareness week and incorporate the eosinophilic disorders awareness ribbon. Be sure to share what you create. We’d love to see what you come up with:

D: Donate


  • Encourage friends and family to make donations to support research
  • Host a virtual or in-person fundraiser. Fundraising can be a fun and rewarding way to support APFED’s mission and make a difference for those living with eosinophil-associated disorders. APFED can provide support to make your event a success. Contact with your ideas.
  • Start a Facebook fundraiser to encourage your friends and family to support APFED. Facebook charges no fees for donations made to nonprofits. As a 501(c)(3) U.S. nonprofit, donations to APFED made by U.S. residents are tax-deductible.
U: Unite
  • Register for EOS Connection 2024, APFED’s hybrid patient education conference on June 11 – July 13, 2024, in the Washington, DC area. This hybrid conference is a terrific opportunity to learn about eosinophil-associated diseases, gain practical management strategies, and hear research updates from experts in the field. APFED members get a discount!
  • Become a member of APFED and ask a friend to join as well. We have options for both personal and professional members, including FREE levels. By becoming a member you will receive email updates about relevant news and initiatives. Additional benefits vary based on the membership level you choose.
C: Change
  • Change your porch lights to magenta and light up the night for eosinophil awareness (the official color of National Eosinophil Awareness Week is #841d57). Share a picture on social media with hashtags #neaw and #eosaware.
  • Contact your representatives to ask for their support for legislation that will help people with eosinophil-associated diseases
A: Awareness
  • Wear magenta to raise awareness (the official color of National Eosinophil Awareness Week is #841d57). Whether you choose to wear a ribbon for eosinophilic disorders awareness or get decked out in spirit wear, the choice is yours. Take pictures, and share them on social media with the following hashtags: #NEAW #EosAware.
  • Purchase wearable awareness items to show off your support for eosinophil-associated diseases all throughout the year.
T: Thank
Send a letter, email, or text message to thank those who have helped you in your eos journey. Saying thank you is a great way to make people feel appreciated. Plus, an attitude of gratitude is always in style.
E: Engage


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.

National Eosinophil Awareness Week Giveaway


In celebration of National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2024, APFED is running a special drawing from Sunday, May 19 at 12:00 a.m. ET until Friday, May 24, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. ET. The drawing has not yet opened.

Five (5) winners will be randomly selected to receive a package of awareness items and a certificate for two (2) free onsite registrations for EOS Connection 2024. The winners will be notified by email.

EoE public awareness campaign

Nasdaq Billboard for National Eosinophil Awareness WeekAPFED will run an EoE public awareness campaign on the digital display of NASDAQ Tower in New York City, May 19-26! This campaign will teach people the symptoms of EoE.

Selfie Challenge: If you will be in NYC, consider taking a picture in front of this billboard and sharing it on social media with hashtags #NEAW #eosaware.

Can’t make it to NYC? Explore the other locations that will host a special lighting for National Eosinophil Awareness Week (see the list below) — take a picture and share it on social media using the same hashtags!

We are grateful to Sanofi, Regeneron, and Takeda for supporting this initiative.


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.


Use Hashtags #NEAW and #EosAware!

Landmark or Building NameCityState or CountryDate of Light Up
City Hall, the Intermodal Facility, Fountain lights at Alberta ParkTuscaloosaALMay 20-May 21
JL TowerAnchorageAKOctober 17-October 23
Mayo Clinic ArizonaPhoenixAZMay 20
Union Plaza BuildingLittle RockARMay 19-20
'M'-City of Moreno ValleyMorenoCAMay 21
Grier PavillionRiversideCAMay 20-May 26
Hyatt Regency at Denver CO Convention CenterDenverCOMay 20
Waterbury City HallWaterburyCTMay 19-May 25
Legislative HallDoverDEMay 20
Mayo Clinic HospitalJacksonvilleFLMay 20
Old City HallTampaFLMay 19-20
King and Queen ConcourseAtlantaGAMay 23-May 24
Aloha TowerHonoluluHIMay 19-May 25
8th & MainBoiseIDMay 20
Willis TowerChicagoILMay 20
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial BridgeFort WayneINMay 20
AES Window LightsIndianapolisINMay 20
Norbert F. Beckey BridgeMuscatineIAMay 20-May 22
SkybridgeDavenportIAMay 20-May 26
Flint Hills Discovery CenterManhattanKSMay 21
Helix Garage and PedwaysLexingtonKYMay 19-May 25
State Capitol BuildingBaton RougeLA May 20
Caesars SuperdomeNew OrleansLAMay 20
Lewiston Tower ClockLewistonMEMay 20
Government House of MarylandAnnapolisMDMay 20
M&T Bank StadiumBaltimoreMDMay 22
Camden Yards Sports Complex (Warehouse at Camden Yards)BaltimoreMDMay 22
Gillette StadiumFoxboroughMAMay 20
Boston Harbor HotelBostonMAMay 19-May 25
City HallKalamazooMIMay 21
Capella TowerMinneapolisMNMay 20
I-35W BridgeMinneapolisMNMay 20
Mayo Clinic (Plummer Bldg)RochesterMNMay 20
Biloxi LighthouseBiloxiMSMay 20
St. Louis Science CenterSt. LouisMOMay 21
Bob Kerrey BridgeOmahaNEMay 20
City HallCarson CityNVMay 19-May 25
Hotel ConcordCorcordNHMay 19-May 22
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Albuquerque Convention CenterAlbuquerqueNMMay 20
Peace BridgeBuffaloNYMay 20
Niagara FallsBuffaloNY/ Ontario, CANADAMay 20 at 10:15 PMWatch LIVE
Pier 17NYNYMay 20
550 S. Tyron
(aka Wells Fargo)
CharlotteNCMay 20
Fargo City HallFargoNDMay 19
Twin ArchesWinston-SalemNCMay 20-May 21
Dublin Link BridgeDublinOHMay 20
Skydance bridgeOklahoma CityOKMay 20
Union Street Railroad BridgeSalemORMay 19-May 25
Cira CentrePhiladelphiaPAMay 20
State Capitol Balcony LightsHarrisburgPAMay 20-May 22
PHL Ramp TowerPhiladelphiaPAMay 20
Sakonnet River BridgePortsmouthRIMay 21
The BlockChattanoogaTNMay 20
Bank of America PlazaDallasTXMay 20
Smokestacks at Alamo QuarrySan AntonioTXMay 13-May 19
Salt Lake Convention CenterSalt Lake CityUTMay 21
The Great WheelSeattleWAMay 20
Columbia Center TowerSeattleWA* Closed for Repairs
Mayo Clinic Health SystemLa CrosseWIMay 23
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway CenterLaramieWYMay 20


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