National Foundation for Celiac Awareness - 10th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is celebrating a decade of Restoring Health and Reclaiming Lives, and you are invited to this very special event.
NFCA's 10th Anniversary Celebration will recognize all that NFCA has accomplished and honor those who have played an essential role in our success. Our honorees are:
- Dorothy Binswanger
- Ed Snider
- Bill Green
- Richard Binswanger
- Joseph F. Coradino
- Bea, Bob and Will Bast
- Frank Carey
- Fran and Don MacMaster
- Peter Vogt
- Ann and Walter Waldie
The 10th Anniversary Celebration will also launch our organization into the next decade by raising critical funds. Your ticket will support the areas where our help is needed most:
· GREAT SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND CAMPS – Creating a specialized online course to train dining services staff and cafeteria workers on gluten-free food safety protocols.
· CELIAC CME CENTRAL: DEFINING, DIAGNOSING, AND MANAGING CELIAC DISEASE – Expanding the reach of NFCA’s free continuing medical education program, which teaches physicians the signs and symptoms of celiac disease and the appropriate tests for diagnosis.
· NFCA RESEARCH INITIATIVE FUND – To celebrate our 10th anniversary, NFCA has launched a research initiative fund. By learning more about celiac disease, we can take better steps to treat or even prevent it.
We hope you will join us for this delicious and festive evening!
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National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
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.
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.