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Shine a Light on Celiac Disease—Help Us from Home this Holiday Season

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Friday, December 22, 2017 - Sunday, December 31, 2017

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Add to Calendar 22-12-2017 08:00:00 31-12-2017 20:00:00 15 The Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Health System invites you to Shine aLight on Celiac Disease Dec. 10 – Dec. 31 from the comfort of your own home. Yes,you read that correctly – you’re cordially invited to stay at home! The Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Health System invites you to Shine a Light on Celiac Disease Dec. 18 – Dec. 31 from the comfort of your own home. Yes, you read that correctly – you’re cordially invited to stay at home!This year, our Celiac Disease Program decided to expand our one-night event to one whole week of awareness and support. So this year, you can sit on your couch with a bowl of popcorn and a gluten-free beer and Shine a Light on Celiac Disease from your home – no babysitters or swanky outfits required!In 2017, thanks to the contributions of our supporters, we were able to build a digital app that already has more than 3,500 active users, launch the Gluten-Free Guide Podcast that now has 30 episodes streaming, and open the Multi-Disciplinary Celiac Disease Clinic, which allows newly diagnosed patients and their families to be seen by our medical director, nutritionist, psychologist, neurologist, and education team in a single appointment.And with the continued generosity of our community of supporters, we can do even more to help kids with celiac disease in 2018 and beyond!Celiac Disease afflicts 3 million people across the United States, and the number of children affected by celiac disease and gluten sensitivities continues to grow. With your help, we can Shine a Light on Celiac Disease this December and continue to develop new education programs and therapies for kids and families in our community, across the nation, and around the world!Ways Your Support Can Help$35 - Toaster for newly diagnosed familiesPreventing cross-contamination in the kitchen is crucial for people living with celiac disease. To help every newly diagnosed child and their family get started with a safe gluten-free diet, our Celiac Program provides a new toaster to be used only for gluten-free foods.$100 - Four Getting Started KitsYour support provides four families with a celiac disease diagnosis a Getting Started Kit to introduce them to gluten-free foods, reading food labels, dining in restaurants, grocery shopping, and so much more!$250 - Nutrition Education Class for 20 attendeesOur Celiac Program offers weekly nutrition education and cooking classes for individuals diagnosed with celiac disease and other gluten-related conditions. Your donation of $250 allows 20 people to attend a class free of charge.$500 - Five Telemedicine Education SessionsLaunched in 2017, our telemedicine program expands access to medical, psychological, and nutritional care for patients living with celiac disease throughout the region, the nation, and the world. Your support will provide educational consultations and therapy appointments to patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to these exceptional services.$750 - Training for Two School CafeteriasAccess to gluten-free food at school is crucial for children living with celiac disease. To help school administrators and cafeterias learn the proper procedures for offering gluten-free food, our Celiac Disease Program provides personalized consultations to evaluate food-handling practices and develop gluten-free procedures for school cafeterias.$1,000 – Gluten-Free Guide Podcast Content Development and Hosting FeesThe Gluten-Free Guide Podcast is our program’s bi-monthly podcast series. Each episode features experts from around the world addressing a hot topic, such as recent research, the science of gluten sensitivity, and new developments in the management of the gluten-free diet. Your $1,000 contribution helps offset the cost of hosting fees and developing new episodes.$2,500 - Printing 100 Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diet HandbooksEvery newly diagnosed family at Children’s National receives a printed, spiral-bound handbook about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Your donation supports the printing and binding of these handbooks, which are an invaluable resource for newly diagnosed patients and their families.$5,000 - Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free App Content Development and Hosting FeesDeveloped to bundle all of our outstanding educational resources into one easy-to-access location, the Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diet Digital Resource Center app includes safe and unsafe ingredient lists, grocery shopping tips, gluten-free recipes, cooking videos, a calendar of weekly classes and events, and so much more! Your support will help us further develop app content and offset its hosting fees.$10,000 - Help Us Launch an Anti-Bullying CampaignUnfortunately, families living with celiac disease experience bullying and social stigma related to being gluten-free. Your gift will help our program launch an anti-bullying campaign that includes developing action plans, recruiting an expert advisory committee, and building community awareness. The campaign will include parents’ voices to illustrate the ways adults also experience stigmatization and marginalization from others regarding their children’s needs.$25,000 – Access to Complimentary Psychological CareYour contribution will provide every newly-diagnosed child and family access to psychological care free of charge for one year.$50,000 – Continuing Education Program for Medical ProfessionalsContinuing medical education (CME) for medical professionals is crucial for advancing the field of celiac disease. With your help, our program will offer annual accredited CME programs for varying medical specialties to educate medical professionals around the world about celiac disease, the gluten-free diet, and related conditions.$100,000 - Fellow Dedicated to Celiac Disease Program for two yearsTraining the doctors of the future ensures that celiac disease patients have access to the best and brightest physicians, and fellowship programs are the best way to provide the in-depth, expert-guided young doctors need to be the future leaders in the field. Your support will fund a two-year fellowship, allowing Children’s National to recruit and train the best and brightest to train with our Celiac Disease Program.To learn about more opportunities to support the Celiac Disease Program please contact Shelley Cooke at scooke@childrensnational.org. false DD/MM/YYYY

The Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Health System invites you to Shine a Light on Celiac Disease Dec. 18 – Dec. 31 from the comfort of your own home. Yes, you read that correctly – you’re cordially invited to stay at home!

This year, our Celiac Disease Program decided to expand our one-night event to one whole week of awareness and support. So this year, you can sit on your couch with a bowl of popcorn and a gluten-free beer and Shine a Light on Celiac Disease from your home – no babysitters or swanky outfits required!

In 2017, thanks to the contributions of our supporters, we were able to build a digital app that already has more than 3,500 active users, launch the Gluten-Free Guide Podcast that now has 30 episodes streaming, and open the Multi-Disciplinary Celiac Disease Clinic, which allows newly diagnosed patients and their families to be seen by our medical director, nutritionist, psychologist, neurologist, and education team in a single appointment.

And with the continued generosity of our community of supporters, we can do even more to help kids with celiac disease in 2018 and beyond!

Celiac Disease afflicts 3 million people across the United States, and the number of children affected by celiac disease and gluten sensitivities continues to grow. With your help, we can Shine a Light on Celiac Disease this December and continue to develop new education programs and therapies for kids and families in our community, across the nation, and around the world!

Ways Your Support Can Help

Preventing cross-contamination in the kitchen is crucial for people living with celiac disease. To help every newly diagnosed child and their family get started with a safe gluten-free diet, our Celiac Program provides a new toaster to be used only for gluten-free foods.

Your support provides four families with a celiac disease diagnosis a Getting Started Kit to introduce them to gluten-free foods, reading food labels, dining in restaurants, grocery shopping, and so much more!

Our Celiac Program offers weekly nutrition education and cooking classes for individuals diagnosed with celiac disease and other gluten-related conditions. Your donation of $250 allows 20 people to attend a class free of charge.

Launched in 2017, our telemedicine program expands access to medical, psychological, and nutritional care for patients living with celiac disease throughout the region, the nation, and the world. Your support will provide educational consultations and therapy appointments to patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to these exceptional services.

Access to gluten-free food at school is crucial for children living with celiac disease. To help school administrators and cafeterias learn the proper procedures for offering gluten-free food, our Celiac Disease Program provides personalized consultations to evaluate food-handling practices and develop gluten-free procedures for school cafeterias.

The Gluten-Free Guide Podcast is our program’s bi-monthly podcast series. Each episode features experts from around the world addressing a hot topic, such as recent research, the science of gluten sensitivity, and new developments in the management of the gluten-free diet. Your $1,000 contribution helps offset the cost of hosting fees and developing new episodes.

Every newly diagnosed family at Children’s National receives a printed, spiral-bound handbook about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. Your donation supports the printing and binding of these handbooks, which are an invaluable resource for newly diagnosed patients and their families.

Developed to bundle all of our outstanding educational resources into one easy-to-access location, the Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diet Digital Resource Center app includes safe and unsafe ingredient lists, grocery shopping tips, gluten-free recipes, cooking videos, a calendar of weekly classes and events, and so much more! Your support will help us further develop app content and offset its hosting fees.

Unfortunately, families living with celiac disease experience bullying and social stigma related to being gluten-free. Your gift will help our program launch an anti-bullying campaign that includes developing action plans, recruiting an expert advisory committee, and building community awareness. The campaign will include parents’ voices to illustrate the ways adults also experience stigmatization and marginalization from others regarding their children’s needs.

Your contribution will provide every newly-diagnosed child and family access to psychological care free of charge for one year.

Continuing medical education (CME) for medical professionals is crucial for advancing the field of celiac disease. With your help, our program will offer annual accredited CME programs for varying medical specialties to educate medical professionals around the world about celiac disease, the gluten-free diet, and related conditions.

Training the doctors of the future ensures that celiac disease patients have access to the best and brightest physicians, and fellowship programs are the best way to provide the in-depth, expert-guided young doctors need to be the future leaders in the field. Your support will fund a two-year fellowship, allowing Children’s National to recruit and train the best and brightest to train with our Celiac Disease Program.

To learn about more opportunities to support the Celiac Disease Program please contact Shelley Cooke at scooke@childrensnational.org.