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
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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.
Sad to be missing it this year.
Through social media and talking to family and friends about it.
I wanna go but it’s a hike for a 1 day trip :-/
I have a blog! Yay! http://glutenmakesmesick.com
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.
I use my blog to write about gluten-free food and letting people know that a Celiac diagnosis doesn’t have to be bad.
i rocked my catb gluten free for life sweatshirt to work and my office ordered food from a local gf bakery
How super rad is this!! Boy would I ever wear these things so proudly!! 😀
I explain what gluten is and hiw it can affect people. People are probably tired of all my social media posts.
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.
Lots of research (since my dad’s new to it) and explaining to family what it is 😀
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! 😀
Wish I lived closer so I could attend the expo!
I want a gluten free sweatshirt! Super cool!
I talk about eating gluten-free on my blog.
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!
provide gluten free foods at all events I attend
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.
They are a great foundation full of knowledge!
whenever there is a potluck I bring GF!
Invite friends and family over for afternoon tea and serve GF foods.
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 🙂
Went to a game that supported them 🙂
i have started a gluten intolerance group in my area
I like to talk about it when we go out to eat with friends and educate at that point.