May 2, 2012

Rudi's Gluten Free Spreads the Bread for Celiac Disease Awareness

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Happy Celiac Disease Awareness Month!

May is National Celiac Awareness Month. Six awesome states have official proclamations declaring it a statewide observation. Illinois is one of them. Signed into existence on May 5, 2011 (and filed May 20th, thank you very much) How's that for getting things done?

To celebrate, gluten free companies and organizations are running special promotions during the month. I will do my best to share them with you. If I don't blog about it, I will tweet it or post it on my Facebook page, so be on the lookout there too.

You'll also meet some awesome advocates that are going above and beyond the call of gluten free duty to bring awareness of celiac disease to the world. Without them, we would not have had the giant strides in celiac research or diagnoses. If you read my last post recapping the Celiac Disease Foundation's Education Conference, the experts threw out some statistics that are still alarming. The United States STILL has the lowest rate of diagnosis in all developed countries. For every 20 people that have celiac disease, only 1 is diagnosed. We have to change that!

Awareness has gained steam over the past few years and diagnoses have increased two-fold. That's largely due to the dedicated work the doctors and researchers at a handful of medical centers are doing. Another large amount is due to celiac and gluten free non-profits. They would be:

  1. Celiac Disease Foundation
  2. Celiac Sprue Association
  3. Gluten Intolerance Group
  4. National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
  5. 1 in 133
All of these organizations are providing support to the celiac and gluten free community through support groups, educational information, newsletters, events, and more. They rely heavily on the charitable donations from THEIR supporters, people like us.


Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery is helping the Celiac Disease Foundation, Celiac Sprue Association, Gluten Intolerance Group, and National Foundation for Celiac Awareness with their "Spread the Bread" campaign. You can help these four non-profits AND get something in return. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...
  1. Go to Rudi's Spread the Bread page 
  2. Select which organization you want Rudi's to send $1 to on your behalf
  3. Print your $1 off any Rudi's product coupon! (Once you download the coupon Rudi's will send $1 to the organization you selected)
That's it! You're done! It's a win-win all around. You're helping spread Celiac Awareness and Rudi's is helping you save on your gluten free breads.  How will you use your coupon? May I suggest...


Tortillas?!

Yep! I got the sneak peek this past weekend at the CDF food faire. They are incredible! Alex from Rudi's was so sweet she even let me take this bag home with me. We've been making wraps with them like nobody's business in my house all week.

Don't worry, I still am on my grilled cheese kick ever since the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo a few weekends ago. Rudi's was passing out grilled cheese sandwiches that were so good, I've been trying to recreate them ever since.

That's a Sol Cuisine veggie burger in there!

14 comments:

vfuqua said...

For spread the bread I chose NFCA. I love Rudis products! Thank you for this giveaway!

Catherine Agnes said...

I voted for the Gluten Intolerance Group.

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Catherine Agnes said...

I follow Rudi's on twitter as c_agnes

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Catherine Agnes said...

I follow GiG on twitter as c_agnes

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Catherine Agnes said...

I follow GiG on twitter as c_agnes

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vfuqua said...

I "follow" RudisGlutenFree on Twitter

vfuqua said...

I "follow" CeliacExperts on Twitter

vfuqua said...

I "follow" CSACeliacs on Twitter.

vfuqua said...

I "follow" GlutendotNet on Twitter.

vfuqua said...

I "follow" CeliacAwareness on Twitter.

vfuqua said...

I "like" Celiac disease foundation on Facebook

vfuqua said...

I "like" Celiac Sprue Association on Facebook.

vfuqua said...

I "like" Gluten Intolerance Group on Facebook

vfuqua said...

I "like" National Foundation for Celiac Awareness on Facebook.