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April 30, 2014

Twitter Campaign For Celiac Awareness Month + 3 Ways To Make A Difference!




Every year, Celiac Awareness Month comes around. Us bloggers usually come up with something fun and creative for you guys to participate in like giveaways. (Which I'm doing) But not often are any of you given ideas on how you can celebrate yourselves. There's a lot of simple things you can do during the month of May which can really make a difference! Whether you have celiac disease or not, we are all gluten-free and this month is something to celebrate. Please participate on Twitter by using #positiveceliac. If you're not on Twitter then my 3 tips to make a difference this celiac awareness month will be helpful as well!


Participate in our Twitter Campaign: If you have Twitter, use #positiveceliac and share how getting diagnosed with celiac disease has been a positive thing for your life! Share how long you've been diagnosed and how it's affected your life positively! 


My Example:


3 Ways To Make A Difference This Celiac Awareness Month!


Tell a friend, family member, or even a stranger about celiac disease: Over 80% of people with celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in the U.S. It only takes a few minutes to tell someone about celiac disease or to even just mention it. Use this month to tell at least one person about celiac disease. You may be changing someone's life or even saving it! This is a big way to make a difference.


Have someone you know who's not gluten-free try a gluten-free food: If you've never done this for someone, it's actually a pretty fun thing to do. Have someone you know try something of yours that is gluten-free but don't tell them! After they try it (and hopefully enjoy it) tell them it's gluten-free and I'm sure they will be surprised! This is a fun way to share how eating gluten-free doesn't suck, plus it's a great way to spark conversation about celiac disease as well.


Promote, promote, promote: You all probably have a Facebook, Twitter, or some type of social media account. Use it to promote celiac awareness! It can be something as simple as saying, "Happy Celiac Awareness Month!" and deciding to share more about it. Use your social media to share with other! You never know who's life you could change by sharing just a little bit about celiac disease.



How will you try and make a difference this Celiac Awareness Month? Comment below! I would love to hear your ideas!

7 comments:

espirational said...

I chose not to be officially diagnosed, but living gluten free has taken me from chronic illness to being happy and healthy. I am positively gluten free and always happy to spread the word. I have several special things planned for my blog during May including a gluten free progressive dinner with 3 other bloggers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

CJ Williams said...

Thanks, Taylor. Great hashtag and attitude to spread. May is going to be a wonderful month for awareness and community!

CJ Williams said...

I didn't answer the question though! I'm starting the month with a push for fair trade and investment in naturally gluten-free foods to be less of a burden on budgets, and our world's resources. Just blogged about coffee flour in that vein! http://tumblingglutenfree.blogspot.com/2014/04/celiac-disease-awareness-month-coffee.html

EVA said...

I was never diagnosed Celiac, but I have had to experiment with what I can tolerate all my life and I found out that gluten/dairy/mainly egg-free is the best for my digestion. The green ribbon also stands for Gastroparesis awareness (the "invisible" disease), which I have a severe condition of. So I'll be promoting! Also, love your post CJ Williams. You rock.

CJ Williams said...

Thanks EVA. :) Do you blog too? I was just reading up on gastroparesis -- oy, you're a survivor if you're living with that. Keep strong!

EVA said...

CJ Williams: I always thought about starting a blog, but being a freshman in college, I gots no time! Thank you so much....it's been such a difficult time for me, especially since it's severity has left me extremely malnutritioned and almost required to quit school. Do you have a blog that I could peruse?!

CJ said...

EVA: I do. Check out tumblingglutenfree.blogspot.com

Some of the entries might really help with the paresis. Some might just be fun reads. I know how horrid being ill and in school is -- I was diagnosed after almost dropping out of my 3rd year in uni, so malnourished and depressed I was rather a lunatic.

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