There are only TWO weeks to go until World Encephalitis Day on Wednesday, 22nd February.

The Encephalitis Society team, its volunteers and supporters around the world are busy working wonders to make this year's awareness campaign as successful as possible.

So, how can you get involved and help us to raise awareness of encephalitis?

Here are a few of the ways you can join in:

Light up a Landmark

This year's mission is to turn the world red by lighting up as many landmarks as possible around the world.

We currently have over 140 landmarks in 23 countries that will be going red on World Encephalitis Day.

But we need YOUR help.

Is there a building or monument in your home town or city that lights up? Can you ask them to support World Encephalitis Day?

Visit our website for more information and ways we can help.


There are also special World Encephalitis Day Gatherings which are starting to be planned by supporters. The idea is for supporters to meet up at a certain landmark which is lighting up red in their area and celebrate World Encephalitis Day!

If you are interested in hosting a gathering, please get in touch.

Go #Red4WED

On World Encephalitis Day, we will be asking everyone to wear something red, share their photos on social media and talk about why it is important to know about encephalitis.

Our #Red4WED social media campaign is a fun, creative way for you to help raise awareness of encephalitis. 

Anything goes when it comes to wearing red! Maybe you own a red scarf? Red pyjamas? Or maybe you are itching to wear those red shoes you bought? Or, of course, you may be the proud owner of one of our official World Encephalitis Day t-shirts?! 

World Encephalitis Day t-shirts


There is still time for you to take part in BrainWalk - our fundraising challenge where we ask you to walk, jog, or run as many steps as you can during February.

In the first week, our team of BrainWalkers have walked an amazing (and exhausting!) 9,341,435 steps! Way to go everyone!

If you want to see what all the fun is about and take part, please visit the website!

Sign up today

Virtual Gathering

Do you want to join us for an online party to celebrate World Encephalitis Day?

We are holding a virtual gathering on Wednesday, 22nd February, at 8pm GMT and would love people to join us wherever they live in the world!

Please get in touch if you would like to join us.