ausEE Inc.

a charity dedicated to improving lives affected by an eosinophilic disease


Since 2011, ausEE Inc. has been hosting National Eosinophilic Week to raise awareness for eosinophilic diseases. This year #NEOSW2023 is being held 6-12 August 2023.

During NEOSW on Tuesday 8 August, ausEE challenges people to take the Top 8 Challenge and don8 to help fund medical research into eosinophilic diseases. This means not eating any of the top 8 common allergenic foods (milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nut, shellfish and fish) for 24 hours!

There is no cure for eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs) and one of the common treatment options is an elimination diet which is tailored to the individual. Some people with an EGID may be able to identify specific food(s) that trigger symptoms, but most cannot. Some doctors may suggest removing up to 8 common foods allergens which is the idea behind our Top 8 Challenge. Research indicates that milk, egg, wheat and soy are the most common food triggers of eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE) and environmental allergies can also be a factor.

ausEE’s Top 8 Challenge is as much about raising awareness for what it can be like to live with an EGID as it is about raising much needed funds for medical research.

Visit our National Eosinophilic Week website for more ways to get involved here!


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We thank everyone for helping to share our important messages, resources and for those who fundraise and donate to support more Australian medical research into eosinophilic diseases. We can't do what we do without you!

Page last modified: 8 May, 2023