Apr 30 , 2021
How does one get ready for something like that anyway? Isn't it just like any other month, only with a holiday- holimonth?- tag?
Why do we have a Celiac Awareness Month anyway?
Well, we may be preaching to the choir to say that there are still plenty of people out there who don't understand, or even know about, celiac disease. Thankfully, diagnosis is easier than it used to be, as is our understanding of this condition, and thankfully there are many organizations out there disseminating information and doing research, but there is still a ways to go.
The causes that receive attention by set-aside months tend to be those that are in need of a leg up for advocacy, or that correspond to the time of year as a good one for promoting. Just take a look at this list of May awareness months:
- National Cancer Research Month
- Mental Health Month
- Lou Gehrig Disease Month
- National Foster Care Month
- Bike Safety Month
- National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
- Healthy Vision Month
- National American Stroke Month
- National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
- National High Blood Pressure Education Month
- National Melanoma/ Skin Cancer Awareness Month
- Older Americans Month
- Oncology Nursing Month
- Better Hearing and Speech Month
- Global Employee Health & Fitness Month
Wow, that's a long list of causes, and for only one month of the year!
But wait! This list, ripped directly off the internet, does not even include Celiac Awareness Month! There you go. There is reason to promote.
Want a quick and simple way to help? Check out #60ForCeliac.
Oh, and don't forget to tune in for our weekly Lunch'N Watch FB Live streams in May. On the 19th we'll be chatting with Jennifer of the Gluten Free Gallop, a 5K walk/ run in Denver that brings awareness to and raises funds for celiac disease. We missed out last year, but the event is returning on June 5 this year!
Check out our Events & Specials page for all sorts of good stuff happening in May for Celiac Awareness Month. And have a great month!