Take #60forCeliac this May for Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disorder, affects 1 in 133 people-- but getting diagnosed and staying healthy is no piece of cake. Eighty-three percent of those with celiac disease are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Those who have been diagnosed struggle to stay healthy. We need better. We need a cure. Experts agree that with community engagement and participation, we can make it happen in under 10 years.
Take #60forCeliac encourages individuals to watch and share a Beyond Celiac one-minute video that highlights what it’s like to live with celiac disease and to self-manage a serious genetic autoimmune disease that impacts lives more than may be apparent. Visit the Celiac Awareness Month page at BeyondCeliac.org, to watch the video and download infographics and additional resources. During May, donations of $30 will become $60forCeliac. Through the generosity of the Beyond Celiac board of directors, gifts from new donors will be matched 2-to-1, and existing donors’ gifts will be matched 1-to-1.
Formerly known as the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, Beyond Celiac advances widespread understanding of celiac disease as a serious genetic autoimmune condition. The organization promotes earlier diagnosis, provides evidence-based resources to help the community get and stay healthy. They are a key connector between the celiac disease community and leading clinicians, researchers and government agencies to propel research for additional treatment options. Beyond Celiac strives to inspire hope, accelerate innovation and forge pathways to a cure.