Mark your calendars for National Eosinophil Awareness Week, May 15-21, 2022! The third week of May was officially recognized as National Eosinophil Awareness Week in 2007 when the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Bill 296.
We hope you will show your support for those who live with eosinophil-associated diseases and educate others about these conditions during awareness week.
The purpose of this special week is to create awareness and educate both the general public and the medical community about eosinophil-associated diseases.
We’ve put together a collection of suggested activities for the week to EDUCATE others.
- E: Educate
- D: Donate
- U: Unite
- C: Change
- A: Awareness
- T: Thank
- E: Engage
Here are a few ways you can make an impact. You can find more suggested activities at apfed.org/neaw:
- Share facts from our collection of graphics and videos. Include #NEAW #NEAW22 and #eosaware in your social media posts.
- Ask your local landmarks to light up magenta during awareness week. We are tracking requests nationwide, please let us know where you make requests. We posted a list of locations that will light up during the week, including Niagara Falls. Thanks to the Niagara Falls Illumination Board you can watch the special lighting live via their webcam on Wednesday, May 18 at 10:15 p.m. ET for approximately 15 minutes. If you choose to view it in person, please follow public health guidelines.
- Light up magenta at home for eosinophil awareness all week. Search “magenta light bulb” to explore the options.
- Purchase awareness items through our new store on Bonfire. There are t-shirts, mugs, and bags featuring the phonetic spelling of the word eosinophil, which can be a great conversation starter. A portion of the sales will support APFED’s research program.
Whatever you choose to do to recognize National Eosinophil Awareness Week, please share your story and pictures of your efforts on social media. Include #NEAW #NEAW22 and #eosaware in your posts.
Throughout awareness week we will also be sharing opportunities to win awareness items on social media. We will post details about how to enter the giveaways on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter beginning on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Make sure to follow us!
Special thanks to our education partners for supporting APFED’s National Eosinophil Awareness Week 2022 celebration!
If your company or organization is interested in becoming an Education Partner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.