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Appetite for Awareness: A Gluten-Free Cooking Spree

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

Appetite for Awareness: A Gluten-Free Cooking Spree

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Online registration closes at 4 PM EDT on 9/30/2009. We welcome you to come to the WChovia Center and register in person at the event. 

On Wednesday, September 30, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness will present Appetite for Awareness: A Gluten-Free Cooking Spree at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. This high profile event will further the NFCA’s mission in raising awareness and funding for celiac disease by featuring chefs from 32 of Philadelphia’s highly acclaimed restaurants who will demonstrate their gluten-free cooking capabilities and compete for gluten-free dish of the year in an Iron Chef-like competition.

The event also will feature music, wine, gluten-free beer, raffle, and an all around great time. All of this is thanks to the generous donation of the Wachovia Center by Ed Snider, who is a member of the NFCA Board of Directors.

A VIP Reception will provide an opportunity for friends and supporters of NFCA to enjoy hors d’houvres and face time with our featured chefs.


LEARN MORE AT WWW.APPETITE4AWARENESS.ORG

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What is Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disorder that interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. The villi of the small intestine is damaged from an immune response triggered by the protein gluten, which is found in all forms of wheat, rye and barley. The only treatment is a life-long adherence to a gluten-free diet.

Approximately 1% of the population suffers from celiac disease, yet 2 million people are undiagnosed resulting in a fourfold increase in the risk of early death and numerous debilitating conditions including infertility, neuropathy and even cancer.

Schedule:
VIP Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
General Admission:     7:00 – 9:30 pm

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For more information, please contact the Appetite for Awareness Hotline at 215-325-1306 x400.

To learn about sponsorship and promotional opportunities, please call Jennifer North at 215-325-1306 x.108 or email jnorth@celiaccentral.org.

If you are a vendor interested in participating in our marketplace, please call Chris Auman at 215-325-1306 x.107 or email cauman@celiaccentral.org

If you are a chef, doctor or media representative interested in participating in Appetite for Awareness, please call Whitney Ehret at 215-325-1306 x.103 or email wehret@celiaccentral.org.

* Your donation, less $25, is tax deductible and greatly appreciated.  

Have questions about Appetite for Awareness: A Gluten-Free Cooking Spree? Contact National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

When & Where



Wachovia Center
3601 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EDT)


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National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

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Through empowerment, education, advocacy and advancing research, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet.

We believe in a patient-centered healthcare model that is grounded in science, promotes collaboration and supports a comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

Visit www.CeliacCentral.org for information.      


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Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, infertility, thyroid disease and some forms of cancer. An estimated 1% of the population has celiac disease, but 83% of those who have it are still undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

The only known treatment for celiac disease is a lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet.  

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