APFED appoints UFAN a National Eosinophil Awareness Week Partner

UFAN’s Division of Eosinophilic Support (DOES) is proud to be an official National Eosinophil Awareness Week Partner with the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED).

“APFED is a national organization for those who suffer from eosinophilic disorders,” says Michelle Fogg, President of UFAN. “We’ve used their website and resources personally and professionally for years, so we’re so happy that they want to partner with our organization.”

National Eosinophil Awareness Week runs from May 15-21, 2016. By becoming a partner, UFAN pledges to use this time to educate others about these rare, chronic allergic diseases.

“Not only do my son and daughter suffer from this disease,” says Tammy Zundell, President of UFAN DOES, “but many Utahns are affected by this disease. I’ve been working in support groups even before DOES was created and the need for awareness and support is great. Utah is ahead of many states in the fact that we offer in-person support meetings and educational conferences, as well as online support.”

In order to really capitalize on this special week, UFAN also held an art contest where those who suffer from food allergies, and/or eosinophilic disorders could creatively express what this year’s theme, “React with Respect”, meant to them.

UFAN DOES plans to continue to share information and shed light on this disease throughout the week on their social media channels. Please join us in lending your voice, and sharing your own experiences with this disease. You can follow them, and comment on their multiple channels:

To learn more, or to become involved, please email does@utahfoodallergy.org

“We’re grateful for the wonderful awareness and groundwork APFED has laid for our eosinophilic community, and we hope that we can build off of that and continue to grow resources for those in our local area that suffer,” said Zundel.