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About the campaign
Imagine a life without food. Imagine what it would mean to celebrate a birthday without cake, or to never know the joy that comes with hearing an ice cream truck in the distance. Consider how ingrained food is in our society and culture. Now think of the magnitude of having a child or loved one who cannot eat, and how socially isolating it can become. This is the life for many children and their families living with Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders (EGIDs).
Families often express how difficult it is to navigate in a world where no one seems to understand them or the challenges they face. The Eosinophilic Family Coalition (EFC) is a registered 501(c)3 organization with a mission: we support and enhance the lives of families living with Eosinophilic Disorders, while advocating for these families and educating those around us. Across the country, our chapters partner with local medical providers to change the outcome for families living with this challenging disease. We accomplish this through a variety of programs that have a common goal: bringing families together and empowering them to face their challenges head on, knowing they have a strong support system backing them.
Our organization is currently fundraising to support our programs, including Camp Courag”EOS”®. As the first and only camp dedicated to families living with EGIDs, Camp Courag”EOS”® seeks to address many of these challenges, and empower families to return to LIVING with these disorders. By partnering with leading treatment facilities such as the Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders, we are able to provide an environment where parents feel comfortable. They’re able to let their children enjoy the fun of camp, while maintaining their safety under the watchful eyes of experts that understand this complex set of disorders. The EFC recognizes that living with EGIDs comes with a large financial burden. Medical procedures, specialty foods, and formula can all add up to significant costs. Because of this, every family that attends camp comes on scholarship.
The Courag”EOS”® Capes Program provides a kit that includes a superhero cape and patches to every child living with an EGID. Unfortunately, endoscopies, colonoscopies, and other testing are a routine part of life for a child living with EGID. Through the Courag”EOS”® Capes program, each time a child goes to the hospital for one of these procedures, they can add one of their patches to their Courag”EOS”® Cape to personalize it. We are looking to empower children by giving them strength and a positive experience. It it our goal to allow them some control while coping with a condition that frequently challenges that sense of control. Courag”EOS”® Capes are provided free of charge to families affected by EGID.
Our Family Fun Days consist of non-food-focused outings for everyone to enjoy. Families come together to form relationships, support each other, and provide children with Eosinophilic Disorders a chance to spend time with other children who are “like them.” This disorder can become costly with treatments and procedures. Our goal is to provide these outings at no cost to the families we serve.
For more information on any of our programs, visit our website below. Thank you for your support and help in spreading awareness!