Help us raise awareness about asthma and allergies during May, National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. About 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma. And around 32 million Americans have food allergies.
Asthma alone causes 1.8 million emergency department visits each year. And severe allergic reactions cause 30,000 emergency department visits. With the right education and treatment, we can help people manage asthma and allergies to reduce medical emergencies.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have teamed up this year to help people manage asthma and allergies and reduce emergencies. You can take part by making a pact to ACT for asthma and allergy.
You can also raise awareness during May using our social tools below.
Change Your Profile Picture
Change your profile image to one of our awareness ribbons or add a Facebook Frame or Twibbon to show you support asthma and allergy awareness.
- Download and use one of our Awareness Ribbons.
- Add an Awareness Ribbon or an Every Day, Asthma Takes #10TooMany Lives Facebook Frame to your existing profile pic. You can find it in “camera effects” on Facebook.
- Add a Twibbon to your Twitter profile image.
Share Awareness Images
Share facts about asthma and allergies with our awareness images. To share, click an image below. Then click one of the social sharing buttons to post the image on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Reddit.
Ready-to-Tweet Asthma Facts
Here are some quick awareness messages and asthma facts that you can tweet to spread awareness:
- There is no cure for #asthma. The best way to manage asthma is to avoid triggers, take medicine to prevent symptoms and prepare to treat attacks. Learn how with AAFA's ASTHMA Care online course: https://ctt.ec/V46La+ via @AAFANational Tweet This
- In honor of Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, I'm making a pact to A.C.T. for Asthma and Allergy. By working together, we can reduce severe asthma attacks and allergic reactions: aafa.org/act #act4asthma #act4allergy via @AAFANational Tweet This
- People with #asthma have concerns beyond their physical health. They may be burdened by financial impacts such as missed work days and the cost of medicine. https://ctt.ec/c4edo+ via @AAFANational Tweet This
- Common #asthma symptoms are coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. https://ctt.ec/f_35V+ via @AAFANational Tweet This
- An #asthma episode, also called an asthma flare-up or asthma attack can happen any time. Mild symptoms may only last a few minutes while more severe asthma symptoms can last hours or days. Learn more about asthma symptoms: https://ctt.ec/NG5bd+ via @AAFANational Tweet This
- Up to 60% of adults and 80% of kids with asthma also have allergies that trigger their asthma – also known as allergic asthma. https://ctt.ec/Q8j7H+ via @AAFANational Tweet This
- Kids with #asthma have concerns beyond their physical health. Kids miss more than 13.8 million school days. Tools to help manage asthma at school: https://ctt.ec/dlfTu+ via @AAFANational Tweet This