2018 Vasculitis Awareness Month

Welcome to Vasculitis Awareness Month 2018!  Our theme is centered on Dreaming Big to positively affect the lives of patients with vasculitis.  But dreaming isn’t enough—action is needed to achieve our goals of early diagnosis, more effective treatments, and a cure for our patients!

Below are the resources and tools to help you educate and inform your family, friends, and co-workers about vasculitis!  Thank you in advance for your participation in this important activity!

Here’s how you can make a difference….

START HERE:  Download and print the VF Bob Awareness Month Checklist

Bob Sahs was one of the VF’s greatest advocates.  Since his passing in 2017, hundreds of people have carried on his passion for raising awareness through our VF Bob Campaign.  We’ve made it easy to be a VF Awareness Advocate like Bob. Here’s how:

  • Download and print the VF Bob Awareness Checklist on the left.
  • Check off Bob’s action items as you do them over the next 31 days
  • Take a selfie with the checklist and email to the VF office  by June 11th!  The VF will hold a random drawing of all entries and the winners will receive some fun prizes.

There are eight action items, but you only have to do any five of them to be eligible for drawing. Of course, if you do more than five then Bob applauds you!

Watch. Share. Make Aware!

 

What is the one thing you wish people knew about vasculitis? Watch this new video created especially for Vasculitis Awareness Month 2018 where patients from around world answer that question and teach us about the impact of the disease on their lives.

 

“When is a horse actually a zebra?” The answer to that riddle gets to the heart of the issue of helping to educate the medical community so earlier diagnosis can be made.Watch and share our new video, “Connect the Dots” with your doctor, and other health care professionals.

Swap Out Your Social Media Artwork

Show the social media world that you support Vasculitis Awareness Month by swapping out your current social media artwork  with our new Vasculitis Awareness Month artwork created especially for the vasculitis community.

Choose one of the graphics below (right click and Save Image As), and then replace it on your social media feed.
They’re sized just right so all you have to do is swap out for your current artwork!

 

Facebook Profile Cover Artwork

Twitter Cover Art

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Swap Out Artwork

SAY IT LIKE YOU MEME IT!

Check out our brand new Vasculitis Awareness Month Memes.

They’re funny, inspirational, and educational, and they’re all intended to get attention!

Get your memes here!

Power Up with VF E-Learning During Vasculitis Awareness Month

Register or watch our new series of webinars throughout the month of May. Each webinar is designed to help give you the tools and knowledge to become more proactive patient or caregiver.

  • Improving Doctor-Patient Communication
    May 08, 10:00 AM EDT
    REGISTER for this free webinar

Download our new (and interactive) Vasculitis Awareness Calendar!

Each day in May has a suggested activity or event.
The best part—simply click on the link in the calendar and you’ll immediately go to a web page for more information

Join —  Participate in the V-PPRN

Participating in vasculitis research is one of the most powerful ways that you-as a patient– can help achieve the dream of finding less evasive treatment, and improving the quality of life for patients.
Join the V-PPRN today and be a part of the solution!

Fund Your Future!

Support our 2018 Vasculitis Awareness Month Matching Gift Campaign. A special donor family is matching every donation up to the first $10,000! Make a gift and double your impact today!

Shop and Support!

When you purchase a VF Tee Shirt you are directly supporting our organization. Get your Awareness Month shirt at our VF Store.

Advocate – Motivate

Raising awareness about vasculitis (and all rare diseases) needs to happen in Washington, D.C. for true change to happen. Click on this link to find resources and tools to contact your state and federal legislators.