National FPIES Awareness Day is Thursday, May 4th, and there are plenty of simple, proactive ways that you can make a difference.
1. Make an Impact
I-FPIES is thrilled to launch our $31,000 in 31 Days campaign to fight FPIES! Proceeds support an exciting multi-center research study into the genetics and pathophysiology of FPIES, as well as important initiatives that are educating the medical community and supporting patients and families living with this condition.
Help us reach our goal by donating to the International FPIES Association by May 31st. We make it easy and secure to set up your own fundraising page, share your story, and ask friends, family, and coworkers to contribute. Get started today and stay tuned for more creative ways you can get involved in fighting FPIES!
2. Go Teal and Gray
Download and display the official FPIES Awareness Ribbon (shown right) as your social media profile picture. The FPIES ribbon is a twist on the solid teal Food Allergy Awareness Ribbon. The FPIES ribbon has a touch of gray to symbolize how much is unknown about this "other" form of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal system.
3. Educate Yourself and Others
Take some time to read up on the symptoms of Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome, and choose three facts to share with your Facebook friends by posting them as a status update on May 4th. You can also download and share our educational graphics debunking common FPIES myths:
4. Share the New FPIES Guidelines with Your Medical Team
National FPIES Awareness Day is the perfect time to ensure that your medical providers know about the recently released international consensus guidelines for FPIES. Download and share these detailed guidelines for the diagnosis and management of FPIES, developed by I-FPIES in collaboration with leading experts on FPIES from around the world.
Thank YOU for making the first National FPIES Awareness Day a powerful, effective platform for spreading the word about FPIES! Your voice matters and your support impacts the lives of patients with FPIES and their families.