Christmas Lights, Etc contributes to numerous charitable foundations each year, one of which includes Christmas Lights for Celiac. Christmas Lights for Celiac is dedicated to raising funds for the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, as well as increasing awareness of Celiac disease through a fun and interactive Christmas lights website. The Christmas Lights For Celiac website includes numerous pictures of the crazy Christmas lights and decorations over the years, blog posts, message boards, videos, useful links, and donation information. Live webcams at night display the house lit with 20,529 lights running off 60.6 Amps, and are controllable by you!
Celiac disease is a genetic disorder that causes adults and children to be unable to eat foods that contain gluten. Nearly 1 out of every 133 Americans suffer from Celiac disease, which attacks the small intestine. There are no current drugs or cures for Celiac disease, although once diagnosed, a person can live a healthy life if they maintain a gluten-free diet. Christmas Lights, Etc is committed to supporting the research, and increasing public awareness.
Additional fundraising projects for the cause include the annual International Walk/Run for Celiac Disease, Chip in for Celiac golf tournament, and Celiac Awareness Bracelets and Magnets. Donations can be also be made directly to the Center for Celiac Research.