9 Easy Things You Can Do for Food Allergy Awareness Week!

It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, the perfect opportunity for each of us to raise awareness about Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES). Join IAFFPE in spreading the word about FPIES and making the unknown known. Here are 9 simple things you can do right now:

FPIES Awareness Ribbon1. Use our FPIES Awareness Ribbon to the right as a profile picture on your social network.

2. Help your child color their own FPIES Awareness Coloring Sheet. Take a photo and share it with friends and family on Facebook or Twitter.

3. Share a photo in our Faces of FPIES gallery on Facebook. Let your network see all those beautiful faces we’re fighting for!

4. Join our email list to receive important updates from IAFFPE.

5. Organize a fundraiser to help raise tax deductible funding for IAFFPE. We’ve got tools and ideas to get you started with this rewarding process

Faces of FPIES FAAW 20146. You and your loved ones can wear their support for the FPIES community by purchasing FPIES Awareness Pins and Bracelets.

7. Watch one of our educational videos and share it with your community to raise awareness.

8. Read, learn from, and share NEW articles from the largest single publication ever on FPIES.

9. Make a donation to IAFFPE to support the work we do to improve the lives of patients and families living with FPIES.

Stay tuned to social media all week as IAFFPE honors Food Allergy Awareness Week, and be sure to share how you’re getting the word out about FPIES this week!

10 Simple Things You Can Do for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Food Allergy Awareness Week, a perfect opportunity for each of us to raise awareness about FPIES. Join the International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis (IAFFPE) in spreading the word about FPIES and making the unknown known. Here are 10 simple things you can do right now:

fpies ribbon1. Use our FPIES Awareness Ribbon to the right as a profile picture on your social network.

2. Help your child color their own FPIES Awareness Coloring Sheet. Take a photo and share it with friends and family on Facebook or Twitter.

3. Share a photo in our Faces of FPIES gallery on Facebook. Let your network see all those beautiful faces we’re fighting for!

4. Join our email list to receive important updates from IAFFPE.

5. Organize a fundraiser to help raise tax deductible funding for IAFFPE. We’ve got tools and ideas to get you started with this rewarding process

6. You and your loved ones can wear their support for the FPIES community by purchasing FPIES Awareness Pins and Bracelets.

7. Make an FPIES-friendly recipe and share it with friends and family.

8. Watch one of our educational videos and share it with your community to raise awareness.

9. Tune in to our social media channels this week as we unveil an important new resource to teach babysitters and caregivers about caring for a child with FPIES.

10. Make a donation to IAFFPE to support the work we do to improve the lives of patients and families living with FPIES.

Start an Online Fundraising Campaign for FPIES

Team IAFFPELooking for a safe, simple way to raise money for IAFFPE in our fight against FPIES? We’ve found several fundraising websites that are revolutionizing charitable giving. Sites like Crowdrise, JustGive, and First Giving seek to make raising money for a cause not just easy, but also fun.

Here’s how online fundraising works. Set up a page to support something or someone you care about. Then invite friends and family to be sponsors by donating any amount of money. Please note that these sites do charge a processing fee, usually a small percentage of the donations, to cover their own costs of operation.

Check out this highly successful fundraiser that a group of FPIES families put together on Crowdrise: http://www.crowdrise.com/TeamIAFFPE/

From marathon relays to mud runs, our fundraisers are already using online fundraising to benefit IAFFPE. So why not give it a try for your next birthday fundraiser, walkathon, polar plunge, or other creative way to show you care?FPIES Fundraising

For more ideas that put the fun in fundraising visit: http://iaffpe.org/fundraising.html. And be sure to share your fundraising ideas in the comments section.