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World Encephalitis Day on Tuesday, the 22nd of February, is the global awareness day for people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis.
Founded by The Encephalitis Society in 2014, it has reached over 236 million people through media features, events and social media over the years.
It is our hope that it will play a leading role in our mission to increase global awareness of encephalitis and therefore saving lives and building better futures.
World Encephalitis Day through the years
There are three main ways you can help us on World Encephalitis Day 2022.
Go #Red4WED - On World Encephalitis Day, we ask supporters to wear something red and share photographs on their social media accounts. Find Out More
BrainWalk - Why not join our BrainWalk fundraising challenge and walk, jog, or run as many steps as you can during February? Find out More
Membership Marathon - We need you to join our 2022 Membership Marathon and enlist two new members. Find out More
Here are five facts about encephalitis:
Encephalitis facts and figures
What would you say to someone who was asking for advice about looking after their brain health?
Take part in BrainWalk this February and support World Encephalitis Day
The Encephalitis Society is proud to be delivering this year's World Encephalitis Day in collaboration with several generous corporate supporters.
Whether it is wearing red, taking part in BrainWalk or helping us to recruit new members, here are three simple ways you can get involved with World Encephalitis Day 2022
We need you to join our Membership Marathon and enlist two new supporters of the Encephalitis Society
Get in the mood for World Encephalitis Day with our special music playlist available on Spotify and YouTube
Resources to help you with fundraising and raising awareness of World Encephalitis Day 2022
A collection of radio, television and news stories about World Encephalitis Day 2022. We will be updating as and when stories are published.
A list of events - in-person and virtually - that are taking place on and around World Encephalitis Day on Tuesday, 22nd February