#RCWEEK21 | Let Us Help You Celebrate!

 Published: August 5, 2021

By: Addie Schiefer



Respiratory Care Week 2021 will take place on October 24-30. The AARC team is gearing up for a time of celebrating some of the best in health care. We are excited to provide you with plenty of opportunity to plan a great RC Week celebration for your team.

This year’s theme is ‘Respiratory Therapists: Resilience, Strength, Hope.’ 

Respiratory Care Week is the one week out of the year where the attention is solely focused on respiratory therapists! For over a year now, respiratory therapists have been on the front lines more than usual. COVID-19 has forced RTs into new territory and into the media like never before.

So many RTs have worked countless hours away from their loved ones, risked their personal health and the health of their families, traveled across the United States to assist in COVID-19 surge cities, and so much more. Some RTs have even lost their own lives in the fight to keep others healthy. Take the time to make sure your team feels celebrated and encouraged during this year’s RC Week.

Planning Guide

Do you need inspiration? Check out the free Respiratory Care Week Planning Guide to help you organize fun events for your facilities and community. From staff recognition events, future RT recruitment, and community fairs, we’ve got you covered.

The planning guide is full of practical steps for you take in order to make RC Week 2021 a celebration of RTs and lung health.

Social Media Shareable’s

We have created plenty of graphics for you to share on social or print and hang up! Our RC Week Social Media Tool Kit will help you make sure everyone knows about RC Week. Be sure to use #RCWeek21 when posting to social media.


Get Your Gear

Our RC Week 2021 store is filled with clothing, masks, bags, and more. We love when we can see RTs from around the world celebrating RC Week in their RT gear. Do you know of an RT you would like to thank? This is the perfect way to let them know you appreciate the work they do.

Send Us Your Photos

Send your photos and stories to AARC and we’ll include them in one or all of the following: AARC Tweets, AARC Facebook page and AARC Newsroom:

Email photos to newsroom@aarc.org. Include the following:

  • Name of the facility/organization hosting the event
  • Your full name and credentials
  • Your city and state
  • Your email address
  • What you did to celebrate

Step 2

Post your #RCWeek21 photos on your social media channels. Tag your posts #RCWeek21.

Step 3

Stay tuned to the AARC website, Facebook, Twitter and AARC Newsroom for a roundup of all
the activities and to see the shared stories and photos from your fellow members.

Email newsroom@aarc.org with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Content Manager for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories by email, AARConnect, or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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