Ideas to Recognize National Eosinophil Awareness Week

May 7, 2024

National Eosinophil Awareness Week, May 19-25, 2024

Eosinophils, a type of white blood cell that plays an important part in our immune system, help us fight off certain types of infections. If you have too many eosinophils without a known cause, you may have an eosinophil-associated disease.

The third week of May is National Eosinophil Awareness Week. Whether you are personally impacted by eosinophilic disorders or not, you can show your support for those who are by joining APFED’s celebration of the 17th annual National Eosinophil Awareness Week, May 19-25, 2024.

Each year, we encourage people to take time to E.D.U.C.A.T.E. people about eosinophil-associated diseases:


E: Educate

  • Learn about and share facts about eos disorders
  • Enter our National Eosinophil Awareness Week giveaway. Details about how to enter will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter beginning on Sunday, May 19, 2024.


D: Donate

  • Encourage friends and family to make donations to support research.
  • Host a virtual or in-person fundraiser.


U: Unite

  • Become an APFED member to unite with us for ongoing change.
  • Register for EOS Connection 2024, APFED’s annual patient education conference. The conference is hybrid again this year. You can join us in the Washington, DC area, or online from July 11-13.


C: Change

  • Advocate for policies and laws that can help people with eosinophil-associated diseases. Learn how at


A: Awareness

  • Wear magenta and light up the night magenta to raise awareness. Check out the list of places around the world that are lighting up.
  • Purchase eosinophil awareness items, including our new eosinophil disease awareness shirts. A portion of the sales will support APFED’s research program.


T: Thank

  • Send a letter, email, or text message to thank those who have helped you in your eos journey.


E: Engage


We hope these ideas help you explore ways to recognize National Eosinophil Awareness Week.

If you share what you do to recognize this special week on social media, please tag APFED and include #NEAW and #eosaware in your posts.


Education partners

Thank you to our Education Partners for helping us increase awareness of eosinophil-associated diseases during APFED’s 2024 celebration of National Eosinophil Awareness Week!

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