Canada’s iconic buildings to be lit up green for Celiac Awareness Month this May
May 2019 – May is Celiac Awareness Month in Canada and May 16 is internationally recognized as Celiac Awareness Day. This year five major cities across Canada will display green lights to mark the occasion.
Led by the Canadian Celiac Association and its chapters, the organization hopes to increase people’s awareness of this life-long autoimmune disease which affects over one per cent of Canadians. Unfortunately only 20 per cent have confirmed a diagnosis.
CCA is encouraging people to #GoBeyondTheGut and to recognize some of the atypical symptoms of the disease which includes poor bone health, oral and dental manifestations, anemia, reproductive and neurological problems and complications from related autoimmune disorders. Typical symptoms include weight-loss, bloating, severe cramps and diarrhea.
This year CCA is partnering with Promise Gluten Free, a maker of high quality gluten-free baked goods, to raise awareness of this genetic disease that has no cure.
The following is a schedule of the light displays:
May 1 – Toronto – CN Tower (Dusk)
British Columbia: The Science World Museum, the Burrard Bridge, BC Place
Edmonton: High Level Bridge
Calgary: Calgary Tower
Montreal: Olympic Tower
St. John’s: Government House
For more information or details, please contact Melissa Secord, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-507-6208 ext. 226.