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.

Suggested activities

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).

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.


National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2024


The following resources are from our 2023 celebration. Stay tuned for more 2024 materials.


  • Share these graphics to help people save the date and recognize National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2023

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National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2023 Facebook

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National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2023 Square

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National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2023 Twitter

  • Share these facts about eosinophil-associated disease subsets (click on a graphic to download and share it)
Eosinophil-associated disease subsets eosinophilic cystitis eosinophilic fasciitis eosinophilic esophagititis
eosinophilic gastritis eosinophilic duodenitis eosinophilic enteritis
eosinophilic colitis eosinophilic jejunitis eosinophilic ileitis EGPA
EGPA eosinophilic asthma and eosinophilic pneumonia hypereosinophilic syndromes eosinophilic-myalgia syndrome


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


National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2023 Facebook Cover Photo

  • 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 2023, APFED’s hybrid patient education conference. The live events were held June 30 – July 1, 2023, in Denver, CO. You can still access the virtual conference environment including the session recordings. The 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.



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 NameCityState or CountryDate of Light Up
RSA BuildingMobileALMay 18
RSA BuildingMontgomeryALMay 18
Union Plaza BuildingLittle RockARMay 18
Gilbert Water TowerGilbertAZMay 17
Mayo ClinicPhoenixAZMay 18
City Hall, the Intermodal Facility, Fountain lights at Alberta ParkTuscaloosaAZMay 14
'M'-City of Moreno ValleyMorenoCAMay 18
Grier PavillionRiversideCAMay 14-May 20
San Diego Convention Center SailsSan DiegoCAMay 18
Janss MarketplaceThousand OaksCAMay 18-May 19
Hyatt Regency at Denver CO Convention CenterDenverCOMay 14-May 20
AstraZenecaWilmingtonDEMay 14-May 20
Mayo ClinicJacksonvilleFLMay 18
The Wheel at ICON ParkOrlandoFLMay 18
King and Queen BuildingsAtlantaGAMay 14-May 15
8th & MainBoiseIDMay 18
Blue Cross Blue Shield TowerChicagoILMay 18
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial BridgeFort WayneINMay 19
AES Window LightsIndianapolisINMay 14 and May 20
Norbert F. Beckey BridgeMuscatineIAMay 18
Flint Hills Discovery CenterManhattanKSMay 18
Helix Garage, Victorian Square Garage and PedwaysLexingtonKYMay 18
Caesars SuperdomeNew OrleansLAMay 19
Governor's MansionBaton RougeLAMay 19
Lewiston Maine Clock TowerLewistonMEMay 18
Maryland Government HouseAnnapolisMDMay 18
Baltimore City HallBaltimoreMDMay 18
AstraZenecaGaithersburgMDMay 14-May 20
Zakim BridgeBostonMAMay 18
Longfellow BridgeBostonMAMay 18
SanofiCambridgeMAMay 18
Fore RiverQuincyMAMay 18
Burns BridgeWorcesterMAMay 18
City Hall KalamazooMIMay 18
Northville Marquis TheaterNorthvilleMIMay 14-May 20
Capella TowerMinneapolisMNMay 18
I-35W BridgeMinneapolisMNMay 18
Mayo Clinic (Plummer Building)Rochester MNMay 18
Biloxi LighthouseBiloxiMSMay 18
Saint Louis Science Center-Planetarium IlluminationSt. LouisMOMay 18
Bob Kerrey BridgeOmahaNEMay 18
The Hotel ConcordConcordNHMay 14 - May 20
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Albuquerque Convention CenterAlbuquerqueNMMay 18
Peace BridgeBuffaloNYMay 18
Niagara FallsNiagara Falls/Ontario, CanadaNYMay 18
230 Park AveNYNYMay 18
Pier 17NYNYMay 18
Mid-Hudson BridgePoughkeepsieNYMay 18
550 S. Tyron
(aka Wells Fargo)
CharlotteNCMay 18
Twin ArchesWinston-SalemNCMay 18
Fargo City HallFargoNDMay 18
Terminal TowerClevelandOHMay 18
Dublin Link BridgeDublinOHMay 18
Cincinnati Children's HospitalCincinnatiOHMay 14-May 20
Skydance bridgeOklahoma CityOKMay 18
Union Street Railroad BridgeSalemORMay 14-May 20
Cira CentrePhiladelphiaPAMay 18
PHL Ramp TowerPhiladelphiaPAMay 18
State Capital BuildingHarrisburgPAMay 19-May 22
Pawtucket River BridgePawtucketRIMay 18
Sakonnet River BridgePortsmouthRIMay 18
Main Street SquareRapid City SDMay 18
The BlockChattanoogaTNMay 18
Bank of America PlazaDallasTXMay 16
Smokestacks at Alamo QuarrySan AntonioTXMay 14 - May 20
Salt Palace Convention CenterSalt Lake CityUTMay 18
The Great WheelSeattleWAMay 18
Mayo Clinic Health System La CrosseWIMay 18
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway CenterLaramieWYMay 18


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