Today (September 13th) is Celiac Awareness Day! Congratulations for being so awesome that you have a special day to honor you! If you’d like some background on the founding of Celiac Awareness Day and it’s special meaning, read this piece from The Celiac Sprue Association.
I’ve been celebrating all week by enjoying gluten-free meals at some great restaurants, making my own gluten-free favorites (can you say spaghetti squash 24/7?!?!), and even baking some vegan gluten-free cupcakes courtesy of Wholesome Chow.
I’d like to think that this Celiac Awareness Day is EXTRA special, because it’s the first one that I get to celebrate as Celiac and the Beast. Since forming this blog, I’ve really felt a love of community for all of us who eat gluten-free and have other food allergies and autoimmune conditions. I’ve met so many amazing people and every day that I’m challenged with another medical mystery from this crazy autoimmune disease I know that I have a whole group of new friends to get me through it. Seriously, I can’t thank you all enough.
What will you do today to spread the word about CELIAC DISEASE? Leave your thoughts in the comment section and you’ll be entered to win a free Celiac and the Beast gluten-free t-shirt! ***Keep in mind that the shirts can only be shipped to the US and are only available in S, M, or L*** Random.org drawing ends this Sunday night (9/16) at midnight PST. Please share this with your gluten-free friends too!
If you don’t win, remember you can still celebrate Celiac Awareness Day all year long with a shirt of your own – available for $20 online (that includes US shipping!) on CeliacandtheBeast.com.