If you follow my blog through Facebook, you may have seen an update a couple of months ago about the University of Chicago Celiac Center's Free Annual Celiac Screening. Well guess what? That day is HERE!
Tomorrow, October 15th, the UC Celiac Center will hold free blood screenings for celiac disease. The blood screenings are by registration only and registration has now ended, but you can still attend the very informative expert panel and vendor fair for F-R-E-E!
The event starts at 8:30am and continues until noon, with the experts speaking at 10:30am - 11:30am. There is no need to register to visit the vendors or hear the speakers, just show up hungry and enjoy finding new gluten free products and foods.
I, unfortunately, will not be in attendance this year, but I've gone for the past three years to enjoy samples (Helllloooo...Swirlz Cupcakes, Marcello's Pizza, Udi's Gluten Free, Kettle Cuisine, Glutino, and many, many more!) and listen to the top Celiac experts speak about the latest discoveries in celiac research and answer questions from audience members. It's well worth the trip out, even if you already have been diagnosed with celiac disease or other gluten issues. You can meet other gluten free people and receive lots of gluten free samples.