National EOS Awareness Week

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What is National EOS Awareness Week?

Every year, ausEE hosts National EOS Awareness Week (5 - 11 August 2018) to raise awareness for eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) in Australia. 


On this website you will find resources and ideas to raise awareness including how to take our Top 8 Challenge on Wednesday 8 August!


With your help, we can spread the word, help educate the community and help raise funds for a cure!

 
 

Imagine being allergic to food... not just one food but MOST or ALL food

 

For one meal or for the whole day on the 8/8 do not eat any one or all of the top 8 common allergenic foods and don8 to make a real difference!

 

Why the Top 8 Challenge?

People living with EGIDs often have to live with food restrictions which make it hard on physical, emotional and social levels.


There is NO CURE and one of the common treatment options patients follow is an Elimination diet which can mean removing up to the *Top 8 common allergenic foods. This means no milk, eggs, wheat, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy or shellfish.


Anyone taking our Top 8 Challenge on 8/8/18 goes in a random draw to win a $100 Voucher from Happy Tummies!

 
 

A little about EGIDs...

Eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) occur when eosinophils (pronounced ee-oh-sin-oh-fills), a type of white blood cell, are found in above normal amounts within the gastrointestinal tract. The eosinophils generally attack foods (or airborne allergens) creating an allergic response and causing inflammation wherever they may gather.

 

Having a large number of these white blood cells (where they shouldn’t be) can make people very sick. Sometimes they can feel nauseous, or they can have; stomach and chest pain, heartburn, it can hurt to swallow, they feel like vomiting or get food stuck in their throats.

 

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Site last updated: 5 August, 2018

National EOS Awareness Week and the Top 8 Challenge is a fundraising and awareness creating initiative of ausEE Inc., a registered Australian charity, endorsed as a deductible gift recipient by the Australian Tax Office. 100% monies raised from our Top 8 Challenge will be utilized to fund Australian medical research into eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.

The content of this website is not influenced by its supporters or sponsors and a link to a website or external contact from this site does not imply that it is endorsed by ausEE Inc. This website does not accept or host any paid advertisements.