AAO is a 501(c) 3 organization
AAO is a grassroots movement created to raise awareness about Achalasia, a rare, incurable and progressive esophageal motility disease with only palliative treatment.
Reach Out To Educate, Motivate, Cure
Our goal is to motivate patients, friends, family and the medical community to join in advocacy and the raising of awareness via press, education, events and fundraisers in hopes of finding the causation and cure of Achalasia, a rare autoimmune disease.
Achalasia Awareness Month is September.
Although there are special events this month, we urge our community to plan your own, no matter how large or small, anytime during the year. Our goal is getting the word out, one person at a time.
Now in our seventh year, we are thrilled with the commitment of our members to raise awareness. Many have been interviewed by their local media, held awareness events in their own communities and rose to the challenge of educating others. AAO works with Thoracic Surgeons, GI Specialists, as well as the media in our campaign to
"Get The Word Out".
Organize your own local Awareness event..
Advocate by having your voice heard on the State level and in Washington. Watch our Facebook page for Calls To Action.
Read how it all started. Global Genes published an article about Achalasia Awareness Month™. You can view it here.
Read the Global Genes "Rare Leader" 2021 article about our Founder Nancy Lazarus. You can view it here
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Your support and tax free contributions enable us to continue to meet our goals. Your generous donation will help to fund our mission.
Achalasia Awareness can only be obtained with your help. Organize your own local 5k, invite your friends to celebrate Achalasia Awareness Month, share on social media and join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Be creative and don't forget, make it fun! rare disease autoimmune disease
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