I got this email from my friend Josh, of GFreek.com, last week. When I read that he was trying to raise money for gluten-free campers I jumped at the opportunity to share this information. Please read on to learn about Josh's partnership with Team Gluten-Free for the Campership Fundraising Extravaganza!
Who: The Celiac Disease Foundation is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to providing services and support regarding Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis, through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research.
Team Gluten-Free is a fundraising program that provides a simple way for runners, walkers, cyclists and triathletes to raise awareness and funds for celiac disease. The money raised by Team Gluten-Free™ participants goes directly towards summer camp scholarships for children on the gluten-free diet as well as celiac disease research, support and awareness programs. Team Gluten-Free™ is a fundraising arm of the Celiac Disease Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to the education of patients, families and health care professionals.
GFreek.com connects the gluten-free community with the best gluten-free products, services and organizations through the Annual Gluten-Free Awards and their Podcast The G-Freek Show.
What: To raise awareness and money; Josh Schieffer from Gfreek.com will be participating in three races for Team Gluten-Free this fall. October 20th is the Beach to Battleship Ironman distance Triathlon; A 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a full 26.2 mile marathon. On November 4th, four other runners and Josh will run the New York City Marathon. And finally the following weekend, November 11th Josh will run the Charlotte Marathon.
To help raise funds, some of the best gluten free companies are providing rewards for financial donors. Rewards will start at $10.00 donations and climb all the way to $1,000.00. The rewards will vary from time to time as companies adjust and add products. Stay up to date with the current rewards at http://www.gfreek.com/Charity_Running.html
Why:A child on the gluten-free diet may have difficulty at a mainstream camp, but shouldn't miss out on the experience. There are several camps across the country that offer celiac children everything from boating, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, low and high ropes challenge courses, adventure programming, field events and team work. Most importantly, all meals are gluten-free, including campfire treats and barbecues. Team Gluten-Free™ is proud to provide camp scholarships or “camperships” to celiac children each summer.
Children all over the country will have an opportunity to create lifelong memories because you took the time to make a difference in their lives.