Tag Archives: #celiacawareness

Step Beyond Celiac KC5K

18 Oct

While I have been seemingly in hibernation as of late, at least from this blog itself, I have actually been doing all of the things. And by all of the things, I mean SO many great things that involve advocating for my own wellness and the wellness of others.

One of the most recent things that I feel so fortunate to have been a part of was the Beyond Celiac – Step Beyond Celiac KC 5K run/walk. This was the Beyond Celiac’s inaugural event, and it was held in Kansas City, my home town. I could not have been more lucky to have ended up not only volunteering with some of the nicest people. But I also got to sneak in some quality time with one of my favorite Celiac advocates – Erica of Celiac and the Beast.

The event also brought me back in touch with Emily from Food Equality Initiative , and Jill from t.Loft. I also met adorable dogs, courageous kids dealing with a celiac diagnosis, and some extremely generous supporters and volunteers. But more than anything it showed me that we actually have a dedicated group of people whose lives have been touched by food allergies and celiac disease. And so many of them are right here in Kansas City. I have learned so much from all of the people I have been lucky enough to meet. And I look forward to many more opportunities to learn, support, advocate and come together as a community.

Check out Erica from Celiac and the Beast’s recap of the event here:   Beyond Celiac: Step Beyond Celiac KC5K 

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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

22 May

How are YOU celebrating? For anyone who suffers from Celiac Disease, or knows someone who does, this is the time to be taking extra steps to educate, advocate, and continue to share everything you can.  Things are slowly improving. But there is still so much room for additional progress. Keep your eyes peeled on social media for all of the giveaways, educational opportunities, Twitter parties, and promotions that are still going on. Then continue to take the stance once this month has passed, to advocate for yourself or someone else.  Check out what the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has to say here:

http://www.celiaccentral.org/awarenessmonth/