What an August this is turning out to be! Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run...Tom Glavine earned his 300th win...and the New York City Celiac Disease Meetup Group gained its 500th member!
Here's the announcement from Erin:
I am thrilled to announce that the New York City Celiac Disease Meetup group has just reached 500 members. (Welcome to Anthony D., our 500th member!) Our group has come a very long way since the beginning in October 2003. Since our inception, we have had more than 50 events in over 20 locations, posted over 1000 messages to our board, expanded to three organizers, and have had media coverage on many blogs and even a brief mention in the New York Times.Congratulations to Erin and everyone else involved in the group for making it such a success!
I want to personally thank you all for making our group the largest Celiac Disease Meetup group on the web. We are almost three times larger than the next biggest Celiac Meetup group! We also had the Jersey City Celiac Disease Meetup group spin off from our group thanks to our very enthusiastic group member Ben C. Our message boards have been more active and helpful than ever, thanks to your participation. I believe we have helped newly diagnosed Celiacs realize that they are not alone and their lives aren't over when being told to go gluten-free. We are very lucky to be living in or near New York City, which has so many restaurants and stores that can cater to a gluten-free diet. With our help, we can further educate the local restaurants we frequent in order to ensure a safe and healthy dining experience.