May 2020 Asthma and Allergy Awareness Events
Connect with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in May – online or in person! AAFA participates in the following events and educates the public with the best asthma and allergy information available. You are not alone in the battle against asthma and allergies – so share our awareness messages or come to an event! Be sure to follow us for Asthma and Allergy Awareness on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!
- May 4-8: Air Quality Awareness Week - Learn how air pollution and indoor air quality can impact your asthma health. Your indoor air quality is especially important during the "stay-at-home" orders due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Many products promise to help control allergens. But some products make false or exaggerated claims. This makes it hard for consumers to know the best products to buy. To help you make informed decisions, we have CERTIFIED more than 100 products. When you are shopping for products for your home, look for the CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Mark. It indicates the product has passed our testing standards.
- May 1-31: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month - Asthma and allergic diseases impact over 60 million people in the U.S. This year, AAFA and the MedicAlert Foundation have teamed up to raise awareness about asthma and anaphylaxis. The goal of this partnership is to help you manage your conditions and prevent life-threatening medical emergencies.
- May 1-Jun 30: Visit one of our virtual booths at AsthmaCon.
- Learn more about managing your asthma at aafa.org/asthmacon
- Learn about AAFA's Healthier Home program at aafa.org/asthmacon2
- May 4: FPIES Awareness Day – We honor those with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome.
- May 5: World Asthma Day
- May 5, 4 pm ET: Special book reading from AAFA’s youngest ambassador, Javan Allison. He’s reading his book, The Adventures of Javan and the 3 A’s #AsthmaSucks, live on Instagram and Facebook. Javan became an asthma advocate and AAFA ambassador when he nearly lost his life to asthma two years ago.
- May 10-16: Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) – Nearly 6 million children and over 26 million adults in the U.S. have food allergies.
- May 11, noon ET: #foodallergy101 Twitter Chat co-hosted by @kfatweets and @AAAAI_org
- May 14th, 2 pm ET: "Caring for Someone with Asthma" - presented by our AAFA New England Chapter. Arnita Roberts-Christie, RN, BSN, MS, Patient Engagement Liaison at GlaxoSmithKline will be joined for questions and answers by Lisa Bartnikas, MD, attending Physician in Allergy/Immunology at Children’s Hospital and Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Seminar Outline: Who is a Caregiver? You Play a Key Role; Asthma Attacks: What You Can Do; Care for Yourself; What’s Next? Register at asthmaandallergies.org
- May 17-23: Eosinophil Awareness Week – Learn more about eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
- May 21, noon ET: #asthmahealth Twitter Chat co-hosted by @AAFANational and @AAAAI_org
- May 27th, 7 pm ET: "You Deserve the Truth About Vaping" - Presented by our AAFA New England Chapter in collaboration with Improbable Players. This online presentation will showcase “scenes” designed to resonate with middle and high school students who are experimenting with vaping or who may be considering vaping. Following the presentation, a panel of experts assembled will be available to take questions from the live, virtual audience. Register at asthmaandallergies.org