Join ESC for Virtual Eczema Action Week
November 16- 20, 2020
Update: ESC is pressing pause on some of our Eczema Action Week Activities.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and protecting Canadians, is and should be the current focus of health ministers and decisions makers. In light of the worsening situation across Canada, we are postponing our meetings and engagement with these decision makers until the COVID-19 pandemic is under better control.
While this means a change to our plans, we are not stopping our awareness campaign. The needs of eczema patients are still a high priority and are ever present despite COVID-19. We are still raising awareness about the needs of sufferers, and we are asking you to tweet about your journey and experience using #MyEczemaJourney, #MyADJourney, and #LifewithEczema.
Most importantly we continue to offer all of our support and educational programs to Canadians from coast-to-coast.
ESC would like to thank all of those working hard each and every day to protect Canadians from the effects of COVID-19, including the front-line workers, health care workers, leaders, and decision-makers.
Last year, ESC and our volunteers met face-to-dace with decision-makers including MPPs/MLAs, Private and Public Drug Plan Managers, and Health Ministers to educate and raise awareness around the needs of eczema sufferers and their families.
This awareness month, in respect of social distancing protocols, ESC is hosting our first Virtual Eczema Action Week. Taking place from November 16-20, We are leading virtual meetings with key decision makers across Canada to advocate for Canadians living with atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema.
Our goal during these discussions is to shine light on the burden of eczema, the need for improved care, and access to new and innovative treatments.
Eczema Action Week events:
- Monday, November 16th – ESC is meeting with decision makers to share the burden of eczema and the need for improved care
- Tuesday, November 17th – Tweet Tuesday! Join us and tweet and tag your local MPP/MLA and tell them why you need improved eczema care
- Wednesday, November 18th – ESC is meeting with decision makers to share the importance of access to innovative medicine and address current gaps in care
- Thursday, November 19th – Join us for a special Facebook Live – Hear from ESC Executive Director Amanda Cresswell-Melville and ESC Eczema Ambassador and eczema sufferer Mike Lanigan as they talk about the power of sharing our stories, what it means to be an Eczema Ambassador, and how to get involved
- Friday, November 20th – Learn about ESC’s next steps in advocating for the eczema community
Raise your voice with us and tell us why you need better care for eczema! Post, comment, tweet, and share throughout the month of November and help us improve the lives of Canadians impacted by atopic dermatitis.
Eczema – It’s more than just dry skin.
Want to get involved? Join us on Tuesday November 17th for TWEET TUESDAY!
Share your journey with AD and include the hashtags #MyADJourney or #MyEczemaJourney, and tag ESC tell us why eczema patients and their families deserve better care and understanding.
ESC will share your submissions across our social media platforms as well as during our virtual meetings with local MLAs, Health Ministers, and Drug Plan Managers.