AUBURN, Wash. (May 20, 2022)—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), one of the largest nonprofit gluten-free advocacy organizations, continues its celebration of May’s Celiac Awareness Month by participating as a beneficial partner in Running From Gluten 5K, a run and walk to raise awareness about celiac disease. The event benefits The Celiac Guild, a volunteer-driven organization committed to the patients and families of Seattle Children’s Hospital Celiac Disease Program, which provides care to more than 500 children in the Pacific Northwest. The race will take place at Magnuson Park in Seattle on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A virtual event will also be held Saturday, May 21 to Sunday, May 22, where participants can run or walk on their own at any place and time of their choosing during the weekend.
GIG’s participation in the event is one of the many ways the Seattle area-based organization has been highlighting the unique challenges of living with celiac disease throughout Celiac Awareness Month. Celiac disease affects 3 million Americans that must avoid even tiny traces of gluten to remain healthy.
“We are thrilled to participate in this event being held to raise awareness and funding for those children suffering from celiac disease that are being treated here in Seattle,” said Channon Quinn, COO, GIG. “For the millions of people living with celiac disease, including children, GIG continues to find ways to make life easier for this community.”
The race will bring together a community of people living with celiac disease, along with their supportive friends and family. GIG invites those attending to visit the GIG station to learn more about GIG’s programming and upcoming events.
For more information or to register, visit: https://runningfromgluten.org/
About the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)
The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association funded by private donations, sponsorship opportunities and food safety programs. It relies on tax-deductible contributions to support its many innovative industry, service, social and awareness programs. GIG has been a highly respected leader in the gluten-free community since it was founded in 1974. In addition to more than 80 local support groups across the United States, GIG has increased its presence internationally to 50 countries. GIG’s mission is to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free and it does this through consumer support, education and its food safety programs. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of GIG, is a leader in the verification of quality, integrity and purity of gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) program is a proven model of established best practices for foodservice facilities offering gluten-free options. GIG is committed to ongoing food safety research to assure customers and consumers the highest level of excellence in its gluten-free programs and services. For information, visit www.gluten.org.
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