Even though more than 65 million people are affected by asthma and allergies, many people still don’t understand what it’s like to live with these conditions. That’s why the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” We even asked President Biden to participate by making a national proclamation.
All month long, we will be raising awareness to help dispel myths about asthma and allergies, and we invite you to join us. We have planned 31 days of action to raise asthma and allergy awareness.
We have mapped out ways you can take action each day during May or as your schedule allows. Watch our blog and social channels throughout the month for webinars, Twitter chats, free downloadable handouts, educational information, ways to advocate, and more. Plus, we’ll be releasing our 2021 Asthma Capitals™ report on World Asthma Day.
Will you join us for 31 days of action to raise asthma and allergy awareness? Here are just a few ways you can participate:
- May 3, noon ET (9 a.m. PT): #asthmahealth Twitter Chat co-hosted by @AAFANational and @AAAAI_org
- May 6: Advocacy Day: Ask your elected officials to support our patient charter to protect the health and well-being of people with asthma and allergies.
- May 9-15: Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) – Nearly 6 million children and more than 26 million adults in the U.S. have food allergies.
- May 15: A fun family day for all! Join AAFA’s New England Chapter for a virtual concert with food allergy entertainer Kyle Dine joined by the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children's Food Allergy Buddies program. And it’s Trivia Night – an online fundraiser to support AAFA’s St. Louis Chapter.
- May 25: Attend our webinar on the new asthma treatment guidelines. Registration coming soon!
- May 28: Remembrance Day to honor the memories of people lost to asthma or allergy.
Asthma and Allergy Facts to Share
During May, you can also spread the word about asthma and allergies. Download and share our quick facts handouts on asthma and allergies. Share individual facts from these handouts on your social media channels or print and give the handout to people who would like to know more. Sometimes seeing the facts can help people better understand the impact asthma and allergies can have.
Social Media Tools
Pictures send a powerful message. Share our awareness images on social media to help people learn more about asthma and allergies. We also have awareness ribbons, profile pictures, social media covers, and ready-to-tweet asthma and allergy facts.
Fundraise for AAFA
Your support allows us to raise awareness, provide educational resources, conduct research, and advocate for people with asthma and allergies. When you donate, you help us save lives.
All of these resources and more are available to help you spread asthma and allergy awareness. Thank you for joining us for 31 days of action in May!