Our Benefactors

Proceeds from the race will support the work of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG®) and our local branch Alamo Celiac, GIG®. GIG is a 501(c)(3) non–profit organization. The mission of the Gluten Intolerance Group and Alamo Celiac, GIG is to provide support to those with gluten intolerance diseases — including Celiac disease (CD) and dermatitis herpetiformis — as well as their support members, families, healthcare professionals, and the public.

At the national level, GIG provides support and education for individuals and branches. GIG also supports research, awareness and advocacy. Our activities include:

  • support for local branches
  • an annual education conference
  • the Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program (also known as GFRAP) to assist restaurants in developing gluten-free menus and appropriate kitchen practices
  • the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (also known as GFCO) to provide plant inspection and testing of gluten-free products
  • Teen Advocates for Gluten Sensitivity (also known as TAGS) to support teens advocating for positive support and awareness
  • the Gluten-Free Food Service Accreditation to assure the highest standards for best practices in safe gluten-free food production and service

If you are interested in joining GIG, annual dues are $35 (for those living in the US). For more information, please visit our website.

At the local level, Alamo Celiac, GIG operates based on a volunteer staff. Our activities include:

  • quarterly meetings
  • special events
  • publishing a monthly newsletter
  • offering guidance to newly diagnosed members,
  • hosting a website
  • managing a membership database

If you are interested in joining Alamo Celiac GIG, annual dues are $20 per member. For more information, please visit our website.

With 1 in 133 Americans estimated to have Celiac disease and only 3% of Celiacs diagnosed, this is a fast growing segment of the population! GIG and Alamo Celiac work to spread awareness and increase fundraising efforts in order to provide services and ongoing support for those living with Celiac Disease.

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