Welcome to CYCLE-Celiac Youth of Carolinas Life Enrichment
The mission of CYCLE is to provide children with issues pertaining to gluten an outlet where they can feel accepted and "normal" along with their peers. Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome to join the group, and we have members with both Celiac Disease, and other gluten intolerance issues. As a vice-president of the Charlotte Celiac Connection and a parent of a child with Celiac Disease, I saw a need for the younger crowd to have their own group where they could meet up with other kids their age. I created CYCLE in order to meet that need.
Our first Halloween party was a great success! We had around 100 attendees, and almost 50 sponsors providing delicious food. Six lucky families walked away with raffle prizes, and all of the kids got a goody bag FILLED with yummy treats, while the adults got bags of coupons and informational materials along with the newest issue of Delight Gluten Free magazine. Everyone left with a full stomach from the multitude of items available for them to eat. There was pizza, hot dogs, kale burgers, a variety of veggie bites, donuts, cookies, chips.......something for everyone! We hope that each of you had a wonderful time, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event. If you couldn't make it to the Halloween party, then be sure to keep up to date with our future events so you don't miss out!
Our next big event will be at the start of the new year in 2015. Details will be provided as things are finalized. Stay tuned!