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Celiac Awareness Month



May is Celiac Awareness Month! To celebrate, Beyond Celiac is raising $35K in May for Celiac Awareness via our Reach Beyond Celiac Ambassador Program!

We’re working to end the stigma and misinformation surrounding celiac disease while empowering our community! We’re here to raise YOUR voice!

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Thank you to our Celiac Awareness Month Digital Media Sponsor!

The Reach Beyond Celiac Ambassador Program empowers the celiac disease community by providing outlets to share their experiences, spread positivity and create change in their communities. This passionate group will help us spread the message that Beyond Celiac is accelerating treatments toward a cure by 2030. The more hands on deck, the more we can increase the general understanding of celiac disease and the important research we’re pursuing in search of treatments and a cure.

Reach Beyond Celiac Ambassadors will help us expand our reach across the nation. Through their work, we will learn from a diverse group of perspectives, experiences and journeys and gain an even more accurate and meaningful understanding of celiac disease to help us in our mission of finding a cure.

Funds raised in May will help fund expanding the Reach Beyond Celiac program from 12 to 25 ambassadors by 2022. Our goal is to create a national footprint of ambassadors and volunteers to carry the Beyond Celiac message and provide one-on-one support to local communities.

Our ambassadors play an essential role in allowing us to create awareness and amplify the Beyond Celiac mission. Help us raise YOUR voice by expanding our Reach Beyond Celiac program and reach an even wider audience by giving today!

Learn more about our Ambassadors!

Follow along the Beyond Celiac social media pages throughout May to get to know each of our Ambassadors and what they hope to accomplish during their tenure.

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Easy Ways To Help Us Keep Moving Beyond Celiac This Celiac Awareness Month

1. Raise Your Voice!

Do you have a story about living with celiac disease? What was your diagnosis journey like? How do you manage life with celiac disease? What do you hope for the future of the celiac disease community? Share your story to RAISE YOUR VOICE!

2. Register for the Virtual Step Beyond Celiac 5K

Sign up for our Virtual Step Beyond Celiac 5K and walk for celiac disease research from anywhere any day in May.

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3. Spread Awareness

Did you know that most people need to see a message seven times to remember it? As we encourage every year, take time this Celiac Awareness Month to reflect on how celiac disease may be an invisible illness in your life and share our videos, infographics, or website with anyone who may benefit from knowing even just a little more about the hidden truths of living with celiac disease. The more you share celiac disease info on your feed, the more you’ll help raise awareness. Social media is an amazing way to educate. The average person has 338 friends on Facebook; sharing links and info with your friends can help spread the word quickly!

Shareable Content

Beyond Celiac Public Service Announcement: 

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that affects 3 million Americans. This public service announcement brings awareness to the seriousness of celiac disease while highlighting real patients and the need for research for treatments and a cure.

It will be shared across television channels in the United States in partnership with Comcast.

Beyond Celiac Zoom Background:

Click and save your to your computer to use as a background in Zoom meetings!

Beyond Celiac Facebook Frame:

Celiac Disease Social Graphics:

Celiac Disease Infographics:

Click the pictures for full size, shareable versions.

Infographic: Celiac Disease at a Glance
Invisible Illness Infographic Preview

Research News Stories: 

Every day, researchers are working to get a better understanding of celiac disease and its various presentations. Ongoing research is also exploring potential drug treatments for celiac disease. Read and share the stories on our Research News Feed.

Meet Arturo Video:

Learn more about our spokesman, Arturo Chacon-Cruz.

Seriously, Celiac Disease Video:

Find more Shareable Videos on our Youtube page.

Our Social Pages:

Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and share content directly from us!

4. Donate or Raise Funds for Beyond Celiac Awareness Programs

Start a Facebook Fundraiser or Donate Directly to Beyond Celiac!

5. Help Celiac Disease Researchers

~500,000: That’s the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease who have unique information that can provide the clues that could lead to a treatment and cure. Join our online research database and app, Go Beyond Celiac, to ensure that researchers understand our community’s concerns so they find solutions that meet our needs, and ultimately, find a cure. Every story shared brings us one step closer to a cure.

Sign up today at Go.BeyondCeliac.org

6. Attend a Beyond Celiac Virtual Town Hall

May 27, 2021, at 1 PM ET

A Conversation with National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), Uncovering Diversity and Addressing Disparity in Celiac Diseasefeaturing Mary Stober Murray, MPH, NMQF Vice President of Collaborative Action Networks and Salvatore Alesci, MD, PhD, Beyond Celiac Chief Scientist and Strategy Officer.

Register for this free event.


This May, we are also pleased to take part in the international Shine a Light on Celiac campaign that brings together celiac-related organizations from across the globe to support celiac disease awareness in a variety of ways.

Visit the Shine a Light on Celiac page to learn more! 


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