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Lisa

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As many of you may know, May is Celiac Awareness Month. I am forwarding on a request from the American Celiac Disease Alliance, to encourage support for the Celiac Awareness Bill. DON'T THINK THAT YOUR VOICE CAN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE.!

Thanks, Lisa

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Add Your Voice -- Call For Celiac Awareness Bill Congresswoman Lowey has asked for our help in building MORE support for the National Celiac Disease Awareness bill, HConRes 70. With just a couple weeks left in May, your Representative needs to hear from YOU that this is important.

To call lawmakers in Washington, DC dial 1+(800) 985-8762 -- Ask for legislator's office. Not sure who is it? Click here, then enter your zip code.

Here are a few points to make when you call:

* You (or family member) have celiac disease. It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans have the disease, that's about 3 million people.

* I want the Representative __________ to cosponsor H Con Res 70, the National Celiac Disease Awareness bill.

* The National Commission on Digestive Diseases recent report said that physicians in the U.S. don't understand that celiac disease is the most common genetic disorder in the world and aren't trained to look for it in patients.

* With better education, physicians and other health professionals can identify the celiac disease before anemia, osteoporosis, infertility or serious conditions take hold. People with celiac disease are also at greater risk for other autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes.

* The American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Dietetic Association, American Osteopathic Association, pharmaceutical companies, food manufacturers, and patient support groups ALL have endorsed the bill.

* Will Representative __________cosponsor, too?

[ Be sure to thank the staffer for their time.]


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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