National FPIES Awareness Day
The first National FPIES Awareness Day took place on May 4, 2015! This day is dedicated to creating and raising awareness about Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), a food allergy of the gastrointestinal system for which there is little awareness and no cure. On this day, organizations from across the U.S. will work together with a common focus and message for FPIES and its symptoms.
As the result of the International FPIES Association’s advocacy efforts, the United States Senate designated May 4th as National FPIES Awareness Day! More than 1,000 supporters joined our national campaign by signing and sharing the I-FPIES petition to make this day official. In addition, families in New Jersey and Pennsylvania shared with Senators Booker and Toomey what National FPIES Awareness Day would mean to them, leading the lawmakers to sponsor and successfully pass Resolution 129 on March 27, 20015.
This webpage is your resource for learning more about this special day, the condition, and how to get involved in spreading the word about FPIES.
Check back for updates as we celebrate the 4th Annual National FPIES Awareness Day on May 4, 2019!