Celiac Awareness Month Day 11: Celiac Disease Foundation

Today is Day 11 of May – and of Celiac Disease Awareness Month! Today is brought to you by Celiac Disease Foundation – one of the best non-profits around and a champion for celiac disease advocacy and awareness in the US.

They put on an annual conference and I’ll be attending once again in Pasadena, CA in a few weeks.

I’ve been talking about the upcoming conference and expo for awhile. You can learn more about it and get your tickets here http://celiacandthebeast.com/2014/04/celiac-disease-foundation-2014-conference-and-expo/. Come see me in Pasadena, CA June 7th & 8th! There’s going to be a bunch of amazing bloggers there for the official blogging team (follow us at #CDFExpo on Twitter and Instagram). Bloggers include: Alison from A Girl Defloured, Bailey and Mahaley from Gluten Free Best Friends, April from Gluten Is My Bitch, Amy from The Family Chef, Michelle from My Gluten-Free Kitchen, and Charissa from Zest Bakery.

But CDF isn’t just about their annual education conference they provide so much more!

  • Access celiac disease symptoms and conditions checklists here.
  • Learn about the newest celiac disease research here.
  • Have a gluten-free kid and want to find a gluten-free or celiac-friendly sleepaway camp? Learn about that and camperships here.
  • Looking for a healthcare provider? Access their “Find a Healthcare Practitioner” finder here.
  • Want to help celiac disease research? Find out about research studies here!
  • Go to college/university and want to start a chapter there? Find out more about their Celiac Foundation U program here.

For May they’re promoting the Team Gluten-Free Week Without Wheat (Barley and Rye) Challenge! Here are some details from their website. Take the pledge to live gluten-free for at least one week and to raise $100 in the fight against celiac disease and receive a free registration code. Or join the Team Challenge right now. Use our 7 Day Gluten-Free Meal Plan or go it on your own. If you are already gluten-free you can pledge on behalf of a family member or loved one. If you join by May 31 and receive a Team Gluten-Free t-shirt and a one year subscription to Delight Gluten-Free Magazine!

We were lucky enough to snag some complimentary Team Gluten Free gear (thanks CDF) and have some goodies for you to win! You can work out and be active while showing your love for the foundation. And I’m sure these shirts will get attention and you can help spread awareness of celiac disease while you’re out on your daily run or time spent at the gym!

Team Gluten Free from Celiac Disease Foundation

Team Gluten Free from Celiac Disease Foundation

If you don’t win, don’t worry – you can buy this awesome merchandise from their shop online http://cdfteamglutenfree.kintera.org/faf/ECommerce/Category.asp?ievent=1063149&lis=1&kntae1063149=9667BFC2854C40A987AF0A3F58E7AD1D

Celiac Disease Awareness Month May 2014 with Celiac and the Beast

Celiac Disease Awareness Month May 2014

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Comments: 28

  1. Kaila May 11, 2014 at 5:55 am Reply

    I’m spreading the word by explaining that celiac is an autoimmune disease and what gluten is (Jimmy’s clip proved people don’t know that). I’ve been wearing a green headband this month as a conversation starter! And while not today specifically, I’ve been blogging about CD too! I still need to work on spreading NCGS awareness too; I’m just not as familiar there.

  2. Eli May 11, 2014 at 7:01 am Reply

    Sad to be missing it this year.

  3. Sylvia Lombera May 11, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply

    Through social media and talking to family and friends about it.

  4. Tamara May 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm Reply

    I wanna go but it’s a hike for a 1 day trip :-/

  5. Jillian May 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm Reply

    I have a blog! Yay! http://glutenmakesmesick.com

  6. Nicole May 11, 2014 at 3:19 pm Reply

    As I mentioned in another giveaway, I wear my Celiac awareness bracelet every day and always educate my friends, family and coworkers about Celiac/gluten free.

  7. Laurie May 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm Reply

    I use my blog to write about gluten-free food and letting people know that a Celiac diagnosis doesn’t have to be bad.

  8. Jennifer Mathews May 11, 2014 at 6:01 pm Reply

    i rocked my catb gluten free for life sweatshirt to work and my office ordered food from a local gf bakery

  9. Rebeckah N. May 11, 2014 at 6:02 pm Reply

    How super rad is this!! Boy would I ever wear these things so proudly!! 😀

  10. Melody Chase May 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm Reply

    I explain what gluten is and hiw it can affect people. People are probably tired of all my social media posts.

  11. Theresa Spencer May 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm Reply

    Wearing these will be a great way to start conversations and educate people to be understanding. We are not following a fad and none of us want to pay $5 for a small loaf of bread.

  12. Amanda May 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm Reply

    Lots of research (since my dad’s new to it) and explaining to family what it is 😀

  13. Jen May 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm Reply

    I can’t wait for the expo! I live just a few minutes from the convention center, so it would be awesome to be able to rock some of this gear! 😀

  14. Val S May 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm Reply


  15. Deb Gowlland May 12, 2014 at 5:22 am Reply

    Wish I lived closer so I could attend the expo!

  16. Emma Dunn May 12, 2014 at 5:26 am Reply

    I want a gluten free sweatshirt! Super cool!

  17. Kay Lynn May 12, 2014 at 6:56 am Reply

    I talk about eating gluten-free on my blog.

  18. Becca Marcin May 12, 2014 at 9:23 am Reply

    I have been eating gluten free for nine months. I posted on May 1st about the disease and have been posting random gf articles and celiac facts on my Facebook and Twitter since. I want to get the word out about gluten free foods so it’s easier for everyone, including me!

  19. melinda s. May 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm Reply

    provide gluten free foods at all events I attend

  20. Sasha Cory May 12, 2014 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Every day I talk about it with someone face to face as well as Facebook posts and Twitter Tweets. I always Instagram my gluten free creations, as well.

  21. Kristen May 13, 2014 at 4:55 am Reply

    great foundation!

  22. joanne May 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm Reply

    They are a great foundation full of knowledge!

  23. DA Levin May 13, 2014 at 7:55 pm Reply

    whenever there is a potluck I bring GF!

  24. IAE H May 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm Reply

    Invite friends and family over for afternoon tea and serve GF foods.

  25. Sarah May 22, 2014 at 6:21 am Reply

    Now that I’ve been diagnosed, several other of my family members have also been tested. I like to share brands and recipe that I’ve found to be good with them 🙂

  26. Rosemary May 24, 2014 at 12:35 pm Reply

    Went to a game that supported them 🙂

  27. kim May 24, 2014 at 6:31 pm Reply

    i have started a gluten intolerance group in my area

  28. Lea May 24, 2014 at 7:48 pm Reply

    I like to talk about it when we go out to eat with friends and educate at that point.

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