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!
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