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Friday, October 29, 2010
Thank You, NFCA

If you couldn't tell from a full week of blog postings dedicated to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Appetite for Awareness event last Sunday, I had an excellent time. The restaurants and chefs, the vendors, the friendly faces, the location... it was really just such a great day.

When diagnosed almost thirty years ago, my parents had very limited resources and felt helpless at times. Here was their toddler daughter struggling with getting a diagnosis of anything and then getting slammed with the news of Celiac what?!?!

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness provides the resources that weren't readily available 30 years ago. Events such as the Appetite for Awareness event make those diagnosed with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, and other allergies realize that they are not alone in this world. There is an amazing support system being backed by organizations such as the NFCA for people diagnosed today to lean on.

I want to personally thank Alice Bast and her amazing team at the NFCA. Thank you for the invitation to the Appetite for Awareness and I hope to see you in 2011 if not before then.

Check out the NFCA recap: Appetite for Awareness: It's a Wrap

Here are my Gluten-Free Fun posts about the NFCA event:
NFCA Appetite for Awareness 2010
A Day with Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery
A4A10 Gluten-Free Fun Vendy Awards Part 1
A4A10 Gluten-Free Fun Vendy Awards Part 2

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

NFCA and Erin ... great team players. Thank you, Erin, for bringing Appetite for Awareness so alive to those of us GF who could not be there. Thanks to the participants and NFCA for presenting GF in a fun, interesting format. Surely GFers were satisfied. Not only did GF folks have a terrific cornucopia but anyone in hospitality had a golden opportunity to learn how tasty and easy GF can be, using the right ingredients in the proper way. Let's see these events over the entire US, please.

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