I have some exciting news to share about an awesome event that is going on! The Celiac Disease Foundation, Team Gluten-Free and GFreek.com have come together to raise awareness and money so that children with Celiac Disease can attend camp, just like their non-gluten-free friends. There are several camps around the country that offer the same activities as a mainstream camp, but know how to safely feed a gluten-free camper. Team Gluten-Free is proud to provide scholarships “camperships” to Celiac children.
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.
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.
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.
The fundraising begins today, so what are you waiting for? “Donate and get rewarded” today!
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.