Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for those with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Ten people a day die from asthma. Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. The rate of allergies is climbing. Please join us in raising awareness for these common diseases.
It’s easy for you to celebrate with us! AAFA invites you to use our resources and tools to bring healthy messages to work, school and home.
May is Celiac Awareness Month and we’re celebrating by showing how everyone and anyone can become a celiACTIVIST! Celiac disease is serious and affects an estimated 3 million Americans, but many people still don’t know about it. Now is a chance to educate and enlist the support of our family and friends in ways that fit your lifestyle.
Kids With Food Allergies celebrates Food Allergy Awareness Week every May. This year, it is May 13-19. In addition, each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
A Family-Led Food Drive – May 2018
Gluten free and allergy-friendly food costs 2-4 times the cost of regular food. People in need that have celiac disease, gluten intolerance or food allergies often cannot get safe food at food pantries. Many have to choose between hunger and health. Any food you collect will go directly to the S.A.F.E. Food Pantry. Kids can earn service hours too!
Thanks to APFED’s efforts, on May 15, 2007, the House of Representatives passed HB 296, forever designating the third week of May as National Eosinophil Awareness Week (NEAW). The purpose of NEAW is to create awareness and educate both the general public and medical community about eosinophil-associated diseases.
Across the nation, patients, caregivers, health care professionals, friends and family members are preparing for NEAW 2018, May 20-26. Join us as we step up efforts during NEAW to teach others about eosinophil-associated diseases, an emerging healthcare problem worldwide, and how lives are affected by these diseases.