#CDAM16 Daily Sponsor Non-Profit Beyond Celiac

Beyond Celiac, formerly National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), is our next daily sponsor with Celiac and the Beast. It’s so fitting that Beyond Celiac is featured during celiac disease awareness month because of all that they do for celiac disease awareness in the US. I’m honored to be a sponsored blogger with them!

Invisible Illness Campaign with Beyond Celiac

Now, you know what I’m doing for Celiac Disease Awareness Month – between the daily and weekly giveaways, Persicoping with Gluten Away, attending Digestive Disease Week and the CDF Celiac Conference – I’ve been working my tushie off with trying to spread awareness, gain education about this disease, and trying to make our lives as celiac better and easier! But what are you doing? Are you looking for easy ways to spread celiac disease awareness this May (and beyond!)? We’re loving what Beyond Celiac is doing for #CDAM16 – just check it out!

Invisible Illness Campaign with Beyond Celiac

Celiac disease has a major impact on people’s lives and health – even if you can’t see it. This isn’t news to the celiac disease community, which is often told by others that they don’t “look sick.” And yet, it is because celiac disease isn’t always outwardly visible that the disease and the gluten-free diet are not taken seriously.

Beyond Celiac is on a mission to have celiac disease taken seriously by making public some of the hidden symptoms, pressures and burdens of living with celiac disease. It’s time to move beyond the shadow of the gluten-free diet and ask people to look beyond the surface.

It’s time to ask them to take #60ForCeliac.

Encourage your friends, coworkers and family members to take 60 seconds to watch a video that scratches the surface of what it’s like to live with a serious genetic autoimmune disease. If you share the video on social media using the hashtag #60ForCeliac, you could win a prize pack from Beyond Celiac.

Visit www.BeyondCeliac.org/awarenessmonth to see what else Beyond Celiac is doing to celebrate Celiac Awareness Month. Here’s what you can find there in addition to the video:

Want to win some awesome Beyond Celiac swag? Who wouldn’t? I’d rock all of this around town – plus the best gluten-free and food-allergy magazines out there (I particularly care for Gluten Free & More magazine hint hint wink wink). Follow the terms and conditions of the Rafflecopter below to enter to win this goodie bag from Beyond Celiac!

Beyond Celiac #CDAM16 Giveaway

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**Disclaimer: I am a Beyond Celiac blogger, but I am not compensated for my time.**

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Comments: 14

  1. Todd Bliss May 28, 2016 at 10:39 am Reply

    I have been sharing posts and talking to people and being more open to coworkers and family and educating about it so people will take it more seriously

  2. Casey the College Celiac May 28, 2016 at 12:44 pm Reply

    Spreading awareness on my blog, social media and even at work! 🙂

  3. Michelle P May 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply

    I follow several bloggers of the Celiac/gluten free world. I try to share their posts on my social media. I belong to two online support groups for people with Celiac Disease or that eat gluten free and I try to answer questions, refer them to bloggers that maybe have traveled to the same place they might be looking to go.

  4. Vik May 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Sharing with people I know who didn’t even know about this month.

  5. Kirsten May 28, 2016 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Pretty cool stuff

  6. Susan Blommer May 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm Reply

    I have been sharing the info graphic from Beyond Celiac, sharing information in support groups, helping a newly diagnosed celiac, spreading information amongst family and friends, sharing informational videos, and wearing celiac awareness gear .

  7. Katie May 29, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply

    I had a shirt made with a “no wheat” symbol on the front that I wear around a lot in the month of May. I have also been discussing it on social media. I took my mom and brother with me to an expo and posted on Facebook that we were there.

  8. Stephanie May 30, 2016 at 6:43 am Reply

    Just sharing as much as I can on social media and with friends and family. My brother thinks my niece has Celiac (she’s 5) and so he will get her tested soon and I’ll share what I can with them to make her life easier.

  9. Jennifer May 30, 2016 at 11:26 am Reply

    I’ve been posting stories, and talking about celiac disease with co-workers, family, and friends as much as possible.

  10. Jena May 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm Reply

    I’m helping my clients learn how to follow a GF diet and spreading nutrition education and information at work daily.

  11. Jenny May 31, 2016 at 3:56 am Reply

    I started a new job as a Dietitian in a long term care facility – where several residents follow a gf diet, so I have been talking with the staff regarding celiac disease, and going over proper food handling to avoid cross contact/contamination. Also having the opportunity to share my favorite products and information with my fellow dietitians.

  12. CJ May 31, 2016 at 7:24 am Reply

    You know I’ve been blogging! I also held a Celiac workshop in my area to promote screening / get parents and community aware. And of course. CATB TWITTER PARTIES. Duh.

    ^_^Thanks for all the work you do, Erica. I appreciate it more and more.


  13. Kathy K May 31, 2016 at 9:28 am Reply

    Sharing openly with friends, family and anyone who wants to know more about celiac and my experiences.

  14. Eleanor May 31, 2016 at 4:03 pm Reply

    This movie is so important to share and share and share! That’s what I do with my celiac story as well. If we don’t share about the disease, people will never know. It truly is a “hidden disease.” I talk about food all of the time, what good it does and what harm it certainly can do. I share personal stories, successes and failures, on social media in hopes that one person might say, “hm..these symptoms are familiar, I should be tested”, and I share blogs like yours.

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