Looking for some early Halloween Fun in Edmonton?

I was contacted by the Alberta Diabetes Foundation about their fall fundraiser and it's connection to Celiac Disease.  I asked them to write a guest blog post.  I hope you support this great cause often associated to Celiac Disease.

I have been invited to write a guest post on this amazing blog. I’d like to start first by inviting you all to  register for and enjoy the Alberta Diabetes Foundation Halloween Howl Run and Walk on October 25, 2014.

You might ask why I was invited to promote a diabetes charity on this blog. An earlier blog entry highlighted the increased incidence of Celiac Disease in Type 1 diabetics as they are both autoimmune diseases. My now almost 17 year old son was very quickly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 14 months old, but it took over 6 months for him to be diagnosed with Celiac Disease at age 2, notwithstanding his malnourished appearance and a couple of visits to a pediatric gastroenterologist.

Back then, we thanked our lucky stars for Kinnickkinnick. Nowadays, the breadth and depth of gluten free choices (as are so excellently highlighted by Gluten Free Edmonton) is staggering!

The Halloween Howl includes a 3 and 5 km fun run/walk and a 10km competitive (chipped run).  It starts at the U of A Butterdome and winds its way through Edmonton’s beautiful River Valley.

Costumes are strongly encouraged. We are very proud of our post race “eats”. What makes us unique is that we always ensure that we have a gluten free food table! We have been very lucky to have GF choices from Panago and Kinnickkinnick at our event in the past as well as additional fruit, milk and yogurt choices!

If you are interested in attending this fun event, you can register (individually or as a team) for the race in Edmonton at www.albertadiabetesfoundation.com.  Or click here to go directly to the registration form.

You can also click here to register for the race in Calgary.

Either way, you’ll have a “howl” of a good time.

Gillian Clarke

Halloween Howl Chair