National EOS Awareness Week

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Our 2016 National EOS Awareness Week and Top 8 Challenge campaign has come to an end. Over $9,000 was raised for medical research into EGIDs. You can support our cause at any time of the year at 

Thank you to everyone who hosted fundraisers, made a donation, shared their story or helped raise awareness this year!

Please come back next year to take our Challenge on 8/8!!!

Take our Top 8 Challenge on 8/8 - get started click here

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

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

Every year, ausEE hosts National EOS Awareness Week to raise awareness for eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) in Australia. During National EOS Awareness Week (7-13 August 2016) on Monday 8 August - please take our Top 8 Challenge!

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

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

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.


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 the Top 8 common allergenic foods! This means no milk, eggs, wheat, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy or shellfish.


Site last updated: 31 August, 2016

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 will be utilized to fund Australian medical research into eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and to help ausEE Inc. to provide education, support and information to anyone diagnosed with or caring for someone with an EGID, their families, friends and the community

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.