John Libonati

3rd Annual Greater Phoenix Gluten-free Expo – April 16, 2011

by John Libonati on February 16th, 2011


The Celiac Disease Foundation: Greater Phoenix Chapter will host its 3rd Annual Greater Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo on Saturday, April 16, 2011.  

This event is open to the public and gives people challenged with Celiac Disease, or those interested in transitioning to a gluten-free lifestyle, an opportunity to learn more about gluten-free products and where to purchase those products, as well as learning about local restaurants offering gluten-free menus.  In 2010, over 600 attendees and 37 vendors participated in the expo. This year promises to be even bigger, with an expected 800 guests and 50 vendors.

The expo will be held between 10 am and 2 pm at the following location:

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

In keeping with the intent of sharing information on a wide array of products now available to the gluten-free community, a variety of vendors nationwide have been invited.  There will be a plethora of products for attendees to sample and purchase. The Celiac Disease Foundation: Greater Phoenix Chapter will hold a gluten-free raffle and all attendees will receive free samples to guarantee no one leaves empty-handed.  The Chapter is also committed to community awareness.  For this reason, a representative will be available to answer questions about Celiac Disease.  Information about both the local chapter and national CDF support groups will also be available.

Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free.  Cash only will be accepted at the door. Upon entry, each attendee will be presented with a bag and a vendor list.  Out of courtesy to all guests, it is asked that backpacks and satchels be left at home. The proceeds from this event will help further the group’s goals of supporting the gluten-free community and raising awareness about Celiac Disease.  For full expo details and to pre-register for the event please visit https://sites.google.com/site/gfexpo/.  For additional information regarding the Celiac Disease Foundation: Greater Phoenix Chapter, please visit http://www.phoenixceliac.org.

About Celiac Disease Foundation: Greater Phoenix Chapter: One in 133 people has Celiac Disease and doesn’t even know it.  Those already diagnosed know the only treatment for this autoimmune disorder is a lifelong commitment to a gluten-free diet. The purpose of the chapter is to support those with Celiac Disease and to increase community awareness.

For additional information contact:
Diane Lake
623-587-8885
www.phoenixceliac.org

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Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA
Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com.
Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
John can be reached by e-mail here.


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