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.”
All month long, we will be raising awareness about asthma and allergies. We invite you to join us for 31 days of action! This year’s theme is about helping people increase confidence when using asthma and allergy medicines, including inhalers and injections.
We have many ways that you can take action during May or as your schedule allows. Watch our blog and social channels throughout the month for Twitter chats, free downloadable handouts, educational information, ways to advocate, and more.
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: World Asthma Day – Watch for an exciting announcement!
- May 8-14: Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) – Join our Kids With Food Allergies community and share food allergy facts and images.
- May 10, 8 p.m. ET: Join our #AllergyCare Twitter chat to gain more confidence on when and how to use asthma and allergy medicines, including injections. Follow @AAFANational and @KFATweets.
- May 16: Advocacy Day: Ask your elected officials to support the Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act and the Medical Nutrition Equity Act to help improve the lives of people with asthma and food allergies.
- May 18, 7 p.m. ET: Join AAFA’s “Ask the Expert” Community Chat. Bring your questions about how to best use your asthma medicines.
- May 28: Honor the memories of people lost to asthma or allergy on Remembrance Day.
Asthma and Allergy Facts to Share
During May, you can raise awareness about the impact of 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.
Your donation helps us continue our mission to improve the quality of life for millions of people affected by asthma and allergies. We do this through education, advocacy and research. You can donate to AAFA online to support our programs. Or donate in honor or in memory of a loved one with asthma or allergies.