Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Useful Resources: National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Celiac Disease. NFCA is affiliated with the leading researchers in the US who are working toward this goal. NFCA will promote careers in Celiac Disease and fund fellowships in order to attract the best and the brightest to join the fight.

Founded in 2003 by Alice Bast (read her personal story here) who was diagnosed with Celiac Disease after visiting 23 physicians and suffering since 1988. The NFCA is located in Ambler, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia but also has locations in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, WA.


Mission Statement
The Foundation's mission is to raise awareness and funding for Celiac disease that will advance research, education and screening, and improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by this autoimmune disease through grant making and direct programming.

  • GREAT (Gluten-Free Education Awareness Resource Training) - more to come in an upcoming post on this program
  • Symptom Checklist
  • Free monthly email newsletter
  • Ask the Chef
  • Events around the Country
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Celiac Links
  • Gluten Free Lifestyle Webinar Series
  • Celiac Survival Guide
  • Monthly Meetups
  • Celiac Shop
Board of Directors

Web site:
Phone: (215)325-1306


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