Gluten-Free Event Kicks Off Celiac Disease Awareness Month
- By Scott Adams
- Published 05/2/2011
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
But for 3 million Americans, going gluten-free should be more than a lifestyle choice. Celiac Disease affects 1 in 133 Americans, yet 95% don't know they have it.
May is National Celiac Disease Awareness Month and the Celiac Disease Foundation is celebrating 21 years of raising awareness.
Monday, May 9th from 11a.m-2p.m join the Celiac Disease Foundation and Pam Mac D's Gluten-Free Market, (3516 W. Magnolia Bl., Burbank) to kick off National Celiac Disease Awareness Month!
Attendees to this FREE event will enjoy yummy, sweet and savory samplings from several Gluten-Free Food vendors, Gluten-Free Grilled Cheese Sandwiches courtesy of Rudi's Gluten-Free Bread, and Gluten-Free Goodie Bags courtesy of PF Changs China Bistro.
Foundation members will be on hand to answer questions and provide informational flyers about Celiac Disease.
Please join us as we raise awareness about Celiac Disease: "The #1 disease you've never heard of"
The Celiac Disease Foundation's Annual Educational Conference and Food Faire will be held on May 14th at the Universal Hilton, Universal City
Registration is available on-line: www.celiac.org. , or by calling (818) 990-2354
As always, Celiac.com welcomes your comments (see below).