No popular authors found.


Get Celiac.com's E-Newsletter

Categories

No categories found.







Ads by Google:


Questions? Join Our Forum:
~1 Million Posts
& Over 66,000 Members!



SHARE THIS PAGE:
Celiac.com Sponsors:

Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease are BACK!

Celiac.com 12/04/2009 - Yes, 'tis the holiday season again, and back online for 2009 are the Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease:
http://www.komar.org/cgi-bin/christmas_webcam

Once again, three live webcams and X10 technology allows web surfers to not only view the action, but also *control* 20,000+ lights. Heck, you can even inflate/deflate the giant 12' Santa, Elmo, Frosty Family,
fifteen foot ballloon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Homer Simpson - D'OH! 

The website is totally free (and totally fun) and is one of my zany ways of raising awareness & soliciting donations for Celiac Disease:
http://www.celiaccenter.org/news_xmas.asp
my two sons have this condition, so it's personal for me.

Ads by Google:

If folks are so inclined, you can make an optional donation directly to the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. Over $40,000 has been raised with ... holiday lights - go figure!

Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights for Celiac Disease are BACK!While people around the world (152 countries last year) enjoy seeing the lights ON, environmentalists will be happy to know that they can turn the lights OFF with a click of the mouse. Better yet, this is the 6th year I'm using Wind Power and even though that is "clean" energy, I even did a Carbon Offset contribution for the 0.6 Tons of CO2 for the ~MegaWatt-Hour of power consumed - that's about the same as *one* cross-country airline trip. Finally, by providing viewing via webcam, you don't need to burn fossil fuels by driving around to see Christmas lights; Al Gore would be proud!

But HEY, the couple bucks a day in electrical costs are well worth the joy it brings to people (especially the kids) when they see the display in person and/or on the web. There's even a Hi-Def option, so gather your family around the large screen and open up some Eggnog as the chestnuts are roasting on an open fire.

So surf on by, tell your friends, blog about it, spread the word, etc. Merry Christmas and HO-HO-HO! 
alek

P.S. One notable event in 2008 was winning the nationwide Kentucky Fried Chicken Christmas Lights contest which had a first prize of $1,000 (donated to Celiac Disease Research) plus free KFC (extra crispy buckets - BURP!) for a year - as Fox News put it: "Clark Griswold move over - a Lafayette family can now officially lay claim to the best Christmas Lights Display in the entire country" (my wife would say most tackiest.

Celiac.com welcomes your comments below (registration is NOT required).












Related Articles



1 Response:

 
therealdeal

said this on
09 Dec 2009 7:42:17 AM PST
KFC is not gluten free!!




Rate this article and leave a comment:
Rating: * Poor Excellent
Your Name *: Email (private) *:




In Celiac.com's Forum Now:


This disease is like a chameleon and seems to change symptoms on people and everyone is a bit different, heck some have no symptoms til it almost kills them with secondary issues like cancer, lymphoma, rupturing the intestines etc. I did not have ht classic D but constipation, I also had a bunc...

I just quoted a little part but really much of your experiences could be mine. I won't bore you with it all, but chest pains came from 19, herniated disk came at 21, followed by 20 years of sciatic back pain. Depression at or about the same time. Brain fog little later. There was lots more, prima...

Morning guys. So long story short. Lost 10 kg back late last year. Stress related I believe. ( I Understand this is a big factor with celiacs) Tested. Found anti bodies in my blood. Doctor states potential Celiacs. Have endoscopy. Doctor who takes procedure doubts I have it. ...

Getting a celiac disease diagnosis is shocking. Expect to go through all the stages of grief. Your best defense is to learn how to read labels, avoid cross contamination and consider eating as few processed foods for a few weeks. It may speed healing (wish someone would have advised me to do s...

That is very helpful. Thank you so much.