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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month!

Help spread awareness about this serious genetic autoimmune disease.

Every May, thousands globally combine efforts coast to coast, sea to sea, to educate others about Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and the gluten free diet.

By raising the profile of celiac disease, we are able to reach people who haven’t been diagnosed, as well as educate the public about gluten free eating and celiac disease.

Celiac Disease Research CAN’T Wait.

During these uncertain times, celiac disease patients are united in sharing messages of solidarity, health and, most importantly, hope.

We hope for future treatments and a cure. We hope for a future where we can live and eat without fear. We hope for a day when the uncertainties of today are far behind us.

Celiac disease research can’t wait. Help make a difference!

Help continue the work that goes into helping people with celiac disease live better & longer, until doctors can find a cure.

Celiac Disease Awareness Month Events

We’re working to end the stigma and misinformation surrounding Celiac Disease while empowering the Gluten Free community. We’re here to help raise YOUR voices!

Shine a Light on Celiac

https://shinealightonceliac.org: lighting up landmarks in green to raise awareness of celiac disease, gluten-free food insecurity, the need for more research and so much more!

Get involved with Shine a Light on Celiac by visiting one of the landmarks while they’re lit up. Post photos on social media with the hashtag #ShineALightOnCeliac & share with your friends and family!

Submit Events for May 2024

Submit your Celiac Disease Awareness Events, no matter where you are on the globe, to Gluten Free Journey to have included right here for others to find!

What is Celiac Disease Awareness?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects at least 1% of the global population, and the only treatment is maintaining a gluten free diet.

What is the awareness ribbon colour for Celiac Disease?

Celiac Disease Awareness is represented by a light green awareness ribbon colour in the United States, Canada and many other countries globally.

When is International Celiac Disease Awareness Day?

Many honour May 16 as International Celiac Disease Awareness Day across the globe.

In the United Kingdom, May 8-14 is Coeliac Awareness Week, as well as May 16 for International Celiac Disease Awareness Day.

10 Ways You Can Help Raise Awareness for the Celiac Disease Community!

Here are 10 easy ways that you can help raise awareness and support the Celiac Disease community.

  1. Start a Facebook fundraiser for your birthday. 
  2. Follow us on social media. We post regularly to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok, LinkedIn and Youtube & share our posts or resources with others.
  3. Submit your Gluten Free Journey. We share your gluten free stories with others to help highlight how unique an individual’s journey to a diagnosis can be.
  4. Donate to Celiac Disease Associations helping fund medical & clinical research studies.
  5. Donate gluten free foods like breads, pastas or baking mixes to a local food bank.
  6. Get your family tested for celiac disease, even if they don’t have symptoms.
  7. Order something from our Zazzle store to show support and raise awareness. 
  8. Support your local gluten free bakeries and restaurants by eating there once a month.
  9. Write a restaurant review to help out others with celiac disease.
  10. Buy a celiac disease plushie from Giant Microbes—a portion of proceeds go toward Beyond Celiac’s research efforts!