VAM 2022 Calendar Day-by-Day Activities
This year’s Vasculitis Awareness Month activities are tailored to the times we are living in—with social distancing in mind. Please join us in raising awareness of vasculitis and the need for more research for better treatments and a cure.
Scroll down to check out our interactive calendar to find ways to stay involved throughout the month of May.
SUNDAY | MAY 01
Welcome to VAM!
Welcome to Vasculitis Awareness Month! For the next 31 days we are honoring our amazing patients, dedicated healthcare professionals and brilliant scientists. Celebrate #VAM2022 with us all month long. We will be adding activities and updates throughout the month. CLICK HERE.
MONDAY | MAY 02
Patient Heroes & Heroes to Patients
After a diagnosis of vasculitis it often feels like you are navigating the unknown. But that’s when our patients with vasculitis tap into their superpowers of strength, hope and resilience – and they get connected to the vasculitis community! Their stories inspire hope and help others feel less alone. WATCH THEIR VIDEOS.
TUESDAY | MAY 03
VAM Merch and Logo Swaps
Show others they are not alone this Vasculitis Awareness Month 2022 #VAM2022 by swapping out your current social media artwork with our new VAM graphics, created especially for the vasculitis community. CLICK HERE
WEDNESDAY | MAY 04
Introduction to Victory Over Vasculitis Ambassadors
The VF’s new Victory Over Vasculitis program embodies a holistic approach to wellness; wellness is not just physical; it is about celebrating the well-being and growth of the whole person in mind-body-spirit. Meet the incredible ambassadors that are developing and championing this new program. LEARN MORE.
THURSDAY | MAY 05
Join Our Research Registry
Our vasculitis investigators may be the experts in clinical vasculitis research, but YOU are the expert of your disease symptoms and experience. Learn about and join the Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network today! WATCH VIDEO.
FRIDAY | MAY 06
Help Support the VF’s Programs
With your support, the VF is able to provide programs that help people navigate the unknown with vasculitis. DONATE TODAY!
SATURDAY | MAY 07
Happy National Nurses Month!
No matter the day or circumstance, nurses make a difference in our society. Today, share your appreciation and thank a nurse in your life! LEARN MORE.
SUNDAY | MAY 08
Happy Mother’s Day!
To all the motherly figures who have given love, hugs and words of encouragement – we celebrate you today and every day. Happy Mother’s Day!
MONDAY | MAY 09
Watch the New Treatments for MPA and GPA Webinar
Join Dr. Peter Merkel and Dr. Tanaz Kermani for a discussion about current treatments for GPA And MPA, including the recently FDA-approved drug, avacopan. WATCH VIDEO.
TUESDAY | MAY 10
Share Your Story
By sharing your story you help raise awareness about vasculitis through the sharing of your experience. SHARE
WEDNESDAY | MAY 11
Virtual Vasculitis Support Group Meetings
You do not have to navigate your vasculitis journey alone. Connect with other patients and find strength in talking with other people who “get it.” VIEW CALENDAR.
THURSDAY | MAY 12
Join Others in Raising Awareness and Funds!
Join others in the fight and promise to provide a better future patients with vasculitis. All proceeds go to patient advocacy, public awareness, and education for both the fun run and trivia night!
FRIDAY | MAY 13
VF Supports Young Investigators in 2022
2022 VF Research Program Funding Announcement Call for New Investigator Pilot Grants. Applicants – including international – must be five years or less from fellowship graduation. Share the announcement! LEARN MORE
SATURDAY | MAY 14
Support the Programs You Love
The VF helps you live your best life by creating a powerful network of support through shared experiences, empowering information and meaningful connections. Evert donation supports the programs that uplift our community. DONATE TODAY!
SUNDAY | MAY 15
International Vasculitis Awareness Day
Happy International Vasculitis Awareness Day! The vasculitis community relies on the dedication of physicians, careproviders, and advocacy organizations around the world. Join us in celebrating them all day long! LEARN MORE.
MONDAY | MAY 16
Learn About the VF’s V-BOLD Program
The VF’s V-BOLD program addresses this key question: What do patients with vasculitis need? Learn how the VF is addressing the critical needs of the vasculitis community. LEARN MORE.
TUESDAY | MAY 17
Share Our VAM Awareness Video!
Watch and Share our 2022 VAM Video – See how the VF is helping patients navigate the unknown – together. You are not alone! VIDEO COMING SOON!
WEDNESDAY | MAY 18
Celebrate World Eosinophilic Diseases Day
Please join us on May 18 as we celebrate World Eosinophilic Diseases Day and raise awareness of these conditions around the globe. LEARN MORE.
THURSDAY | MAY 19
Community Poll: COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake
Tell us how you feel about the COVID-19 vaccine boosters. TAKE POLL.
FRIDAY | MAY 20
Behçet’s Awareness Day & World Arthritis Day!
Learn about Behcet’s and help raise awareness of this form of vasculitis today! LEARN MORE.
SATURDAY | MAY 21
Let’s Get Moving Together!
Brandon helps us stay motivated even during COVID-19. WATCH VIDEO.
SUNDAY | MAY 22
Matching Gift: Take the Challenge & Do Twice the Good
The VF is grateful to have three donors step forward to offer $15,000 in matching gifts. Your donation today will DOUBLE THE IMPACT of what can be done for the vasculitis community this year. DONATE TODAY
MONDAY | MAY 23
Meet Our Vasculitis Heroes!
Need inspiration? Learn about these incredible patient heroes and how they stay positive with vasculitis. LEARN MORE.
TUESDAY | MAY 24
Learn About Vasculitis Centers
Dedicated vasculitis centers are essential in the patient journey from diagnosis to treatment to remission, with the potential for cures. WATCH VIDEO.
WEDNESDAY | MAY 25
Share the ACR and VF Guidelines with Your Physician
Help improve knowledge of vasculitis treatment by sharing the ACR/VF Guidelines. These recommendations provide guidance regarding the evaluation and management of patients, including diagnostic strategies, use of pharmacologic agents, and surgical interventions. VIEW GUIDELINES.
THURSDAY | MAY 26
Get Organized About Your Health
Organizing and tracking your medications, symptoms, vital medical statistics is a huge challenge for every patient with vasculitis. Now, that process has become much easier thanks to the VF Health Tracker. LEARN MORE.
FRIDAY | MAY 27
We Can Do More Together
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. All donations to the VF from $5 to $50,000 have an impact that go far beyond the donation amount because each gift becomes a part of the collective. LEARN MORE
SATURDAY | MAY 28
Thanks for Making VAM Possible
The VF wants to take a moment to announce the sponsors of Vasculitis Awareness Month. Thank you to @ChemoCentryx and @GSK for making VAM possible!
SUNDAY | MAY 29
Community Poll Update
Info graphic coming soon.
MONDAY | MAY 30
Early Diagnosis is Essential – V-RED Winners
Now in its eighth year, V-RED has grown into a powerful awareness campaign that recognizes medical providers worldwide for making a critical, early diagnosis of vasculitis. VIEW 2021 WINNERS.
TUESDAY | MAY 31
Last Call for VAM Donations!
There is still time to support the incredible work of the VF by making a donation today. DONATE.