This month is Celiac Awareness Month. Did you know it’s estimated that 1 in every 133 Americans has celiac disease? That’s a whopping 1% of the population! What’s worse is that a gluten-free diet is currently the only treatment for Celiac today.
Many companies are raising funds or donating to research. Most of us don’t have the resources a company has to pitch in, so the next best thing is education and awareness. The more we and others are educated in Celiac Disease and other gluten related disorders the more we can help those who suffer.
In honor of this month, we here at Gluten Free Anonymous will be giving away two cases of Breton Gluten Free Crackers – thanks Breton for the donation! Enter the giveaway via the form below. One of the entries will require that you demonstrate to us you learned something this month about Celiac Disease. For some facts & figures hop on over to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Their site is chalk full of great information.
Also, as part of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, we’ve decided to refresh our logo!
We are thrilled with the hand-wheat icon and feel that it embodies much of what we strive to do here. It’s almost as if the hand is raised to a pledge. Changing your life due to an autoimmune disease is not easy. It’s as if you have to pledge to live a new life. If you struggle with any of the common symptoms of celiac disease (and under the direction of your physician) we challenge you to take the Gluten Free pledge with us. No better time than this month!
—- Giveaway —-
Now that you’ve educated yourself and taken the pledge with us, enter the giveaway and win! The great people over at Breton have donated a few cases of their crackers so that we could award TWO Gluten Free Anonymous readers. Be sure to head over to Breton’s Facebook page and give them a like! Use the following widget to enter for a chance to win the following:
3 boxes of Breton Gluten Free Original With Flax
3 boxes of Breton Gluten Free Herb & Garlic
(1 case total – that’s an $18.31 value!)
This giveaway is open to all US & Canada residents aged 18 years & up. The giveaway ends on 31, May 2014 at 12:00 AM MST. Winner will be chosen & contacted by email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing. Winner must reply within 48 hours of the email being sent to claim their prize or the entry is void & a new winner will be chosen.
I didn’t actually learn much, as I used to be a buyer at a Natural Foods store, so I learned about it in order to help me make proper selections for the store. More recently, I have been reading blogs (like yours) for more information, especially since my twin was diagnosed celiac.