A Note From Bette Hagman’s Daughter

This note was received from Cynthia Kupper (GIG) from Bette Hagman‘s daughter. I wanted to pass on her note as well as remind all of you to take part in Seamaiden’s Blog Event in Bette’s honor.

Here’s the note from Cynthia:



Bette Hagman’s daughter has asked me to make the following post:


Bette embraced everyone. She believed so much in us working together and spoke often about how to make that happen. She wanted to see cohesiveness amongst the groups. She understood the power in a single voice.

She envisioned the strength and good that could come from working together. In honor of Bette’s dream of a community working together, Bette’s daughter has asked that memorial donations be made to the:




American Celiac Disease Alliance (ACDA).

Donations can be made online at www.americanceliac.org.

Please put ‘Memorial Donation for Bette Hagman’ in the Notes section.



If you wish to donate by mail, you can send your donation to:



American Celiac Disease Alliance,

c/o GIG

31214 – 124 Ave SE

Auburn, WA 98092-3667



All donations will support the efforts of the ACDA in representing a unified voice for the celiac community.

All donations are tax-deductible. ACDA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.


A memorial service will be held in a few weeks at Bette’s home.


You may send cards and emails to Karol Mehan, Bette’s daughter, through the GIG office.


Once again, I can’t thank the Celiac community enough for all your support of this very special lady.



Cynthia Kupper, RD, CD

Executive Director

Gluten Intolerance Group of North America®

Phone: 253-833-6655 Fax: 253-833-6675

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