Monday, December 8, 2008

Inspiring Celiac to Raise Funds and Awareness

Cynthia Kupper, RD, Executive Director of GIG North America sent the following information:
”Michele Wallick is sailing 7,000 nautical miles across the South Atlantic to raise awareness for the estimated 2,700,000 undiagnosed Americans with Celiac Disease. Michele was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in December 2006. She is partnering with the research expertise of University of Maryland’s Center for Celiac Research and the gluten free community network of the Gluten Intolerant Group of North America to raise funds for this Celiac Awareness Campaign. These funds will be used to promote more community awareness and education for health professionals.

Michele and her husband Greg will be sailing a catamaran from Cape Town, South Africa in early November. You will be able to read about their adventures, track their progress across the Atlantic and donate at Michele’s website Please consider helping Michele find the 2,700,000 undiagnosed Americans by donating to this Celiac Awareness Campaign. Donate at Their goal is to raise $14,000 - $2 for every mile of the crossing. Funds will be used to promote community awareness and education for health professionals.”

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