National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week (Annually, October 25-31) is a time to increase awareness of EB, to promote the need for a cure, and to spur advocacy on behalf of the thousands of individuals and families living with EB in the United States.
First legislated by Ronald Reagan and the United States Congress in 1984, #EBweek is now recognized annually as October 25 through 31.
Activities & Ideas
Business owners, social media influencers, artists, straight-A students, and more —these are the people of our Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Community. EB can throw many curveballs and present challenges with its debilitating nature, but the individuals who are impacted by it are resilient and unstoppable in their pursuits.
This EB Awareness Week, debra of America is launching a campaign that celebrates our EB Community’s many strengths, talents, and achievements.
In the weeks leading up to EB Awareness Week, we collected personal stories from members of the EB Community. Click the link below to read the stories and please share to help spread awareness!
Use the power of social media to make your voice heard! Share your story on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn and educate your friends and followers about EB.
Share flyers within your community, work, school, supermarket, or place of worship. You can print copies to hand out in person or feel free to share them online via email or social media!
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Host a virtual run, cooking night, or happy hour! Or start an online fundraiser with our easy-to-use DIY fundraising platform. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
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History of EB Week
On October 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan and the 98th Congress of the United States of America signed the Joint Resolution approving the week of November 25 through December 1, 1984, as the first-ever “National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week.”
On September 21, 2006 (U.S. Senate) and December 9, 2006 (House of Representatives) the 109th Congress of The United States of America declared that the last week of October annually will become “National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week”.
The bill declares that the annual dates between October 25-31: Supports the goals and ideals of National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week to raise public awareness and understanding of Epidermolysis Bullosa; Recognizes the need for a cure for the disease; and encourages the people of the United States and interested groups to support the week through appropriate ceremonies and activities to promote public awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa and to foster understanding of the impact of the disease on patients and their families.
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