GIG of Marin December meeting and special guest

Posted on November 10th, 2010 by Alison | Posted in GIG of Marin, Holidays/Special Events, SF Bay Area, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on GIG of Marin December meeting and special guest

gigofmarinlogo21Our next meeting of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin will take place on Tuesday, December 7th at 6:30.

For our holiday meeting, we will welcome special guest Pamela of Pamela’s Products who will share fun stories and great baking tips! We are starting earlier than usual, at 6:30pm, with a potluck — bring your favorite savory or sweet dish to share (and you might want to bring an extra container to take home leftovers!).  Samples of Pamela’s cheesecake and other goodies will be offered.

pamelaPlease let your gluten free friends and family know about this special chance to meet Pamela and experience GIG of Marin. The meeting is free; however, please consider a donation of $5 or more to cover the costs of renting the meeting room, printing the handouts, etc.

Whether you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or are learning more about gluten free living for yourself, family or friends, we welcome you to the GIG of Marin. New members, friends, and loved ones are always welcome.

As always, we request that you RSVP to this event by emailing us at: glutenfreemarin@yahoo.com.

The Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin will meet:

  • Tuesday, December 7th
  • 6:30 to 9:00pm
  • Community Room at Corte Madera Town Center (upstairs at PF Chang’s end) 770 Tamalpais Dr. Suite 201, Corte Madera, CA, 94925

We look forward to seeing you!


Food Allergy Walk 2010 in San Francisco Sept 25

Posted on September 21st, 2010 by Alison | Posted in Food Allergies, SF Bay Area, Upcoming Events | Read 2 Comments - Add Your Own »

faan-walkShow your support for food allergy awareness this weekend in San Francisco! I regret that I cannot attend this year, as I have the last two years, and though I have not asked for donations, I will personally be donating to FAAN and encourage you to do so also.

Walk Details:

  • Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010
  • Time: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; Walk begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: Golden Gate Park – Music Concourse Bandshell, between the de Young Museum and CA Academy of Sciences
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Restrictions: No pets, glass bottles, bikes, roller skates, or skate boards. Baby strollers and wagons are welcomed.

To Donate:
Donate to a San Francisco walker or team or to anyone walking for FAAN all over the country.

WHY WALK or DONATE?

  • To find a cure for food allergies
  • To increase awareness of food allergy and the effect it has on a community
  • To provide understanding, hope, and an opportunity for a child with food allergy to simply be a child
  • To save a life!

According to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), more than 12 million Americans, or one in every 25, have food allergies. Included in that number are 3.1 million children. The incidence of peanut allergy doubled in children over a five-year period (1997-2002). For many, food allergy is more than just hives – an allergic reaction can be deadly.

Over the years, FAAN has been at the forefront of progress in food allergy research. Findings from research studies have been used to change federal and state laws, improve school policies, raise public awareness, improve the daily lives of individuals with food allergy, and provide education for patients, caregivers, and health professionals.

Please donate or walk to help raise money to advance FAAN’s mission of education, advocacy, research, and awareness.


Solano County Gluten-Free Fair October 10, 2010

Posted on September 15th, 2010 by Alison | Posted in SF Bay Area, Upcoming Events | Read 4 Comments - Add Your Own »

a-gluten-free-fair-beniciaDon’t miss this gluten-free event!

Come join Solano County Celiacs, North Bay Celiacs, and Sacramento Celiacs for A Gluten-Free Fair on October 10th, 2010 in beautiful downtown Benicia, CA.

A Gluten-Free Fair will be from 1PM-5PM, with a 3PM raffle benefiting the Celiac Disease Foundation. There will be approximately 30 gluten-free vendors, live entertainment by Euth and Andrew Beal. Guests will receive goodie bags and the opportunity to participate in the Camp Celiac Silent Auction benefiting Camp Celiac and their goal of expanding to a 2 week camp for Celiac children all over Northern California. Face painting will also be available for kids and brave adults!

Location: The Inn and Spa at Benicia Bay, 145 East D Street, Benicia, CA 94510.

For more info please visit: www.solanocountyceliacs.org
A Gluten-Free Fair is FREE to the public.
Crystal Brown, president of the Solano County Celiacs has been hard at work! If you would like to volunteer for this event, please visit the Volunteer Page.


Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin April Meeting

Posted on April 11th, 2010 by Alison | Posted in SF Bay Area, Upcoming Events | Read 2 Comments - Add Your Own »

Our next meeting of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin will take place on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00. As always, there will be food to taste, samples, and raffle prizes!

The first topic of the night will be “Back to Basics.” This is a great meeting for newcomers to learn the ins and outs of the gluten-free diet, and also for the experienced gluten-free eaters to sharpen their skills and share their knowledge. The second topic of the night will be “What’s for Lunch?” We hope you will participate in offering your suggestions for what can be a challenging meal. Whether you fix it at home, take it to go, or know of some places to grab a quick (and safe) bite, come to share your ideas and get new ones!

Also, we will welcome guests Chad and Marisa North, who are opening a gluten-free grocery store right here in Marin! They are looking forward to gathering your feedback and suggestions for their new venture.

Whether you have Celiac Disease, are gluten-sensitive, or are learning more about gluten free living for yourself, family or friends, we look forward to seeing you at the April 20th meeting of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin! New members are welcome.

To be added to our group email list and/or to RSVP to this event, email us at: glutenfreemarin@yahoo.com.

The Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin will meet:

  • Tuesday, April 20
  • 7:00 to 9:00pm
  • Community Room at Corte Madera Town Center (upstairs at PF Chang’s end) 770 Tamalpais Dr. Suite 201, Corte Madera, CA, 94925

We look forward to seeing you,
Sheila and Alison

Meet the Co-Founders of the Gluten Intolerance Group of Marin:
Sheila Wagner, PT, CN has been an Orthopedic Physical Therapist for 29 years. Discovering her Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance 12 years ago prompted Sheila to become a Certified Nutritionist and integrate that service with her Physical Therapy private practice. Sheila is known as an expert in evaluating and treating orthopedic conditions and discovering their connections to food incompatibilities and metabolic dysfunctions. www.sheilawagner.com.
Alison St. Sure was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2002 and is the mother of a daughter with multiple food allergies. Alison was inspired to create SureFoodsLiving.com to provide information to others who are living with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity andor other food allergies. Alison’s website and consulting services are known as an exceptional source of information and assistance.