On Sunday, October 3rd, Colin Leslie will host his fifth annual Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Awareness. Colin Leslie is an amazing teenager that I finally got to meet in person this past July at a Schär Luncheon.
Here is a brief summary from Colin's website:
Colin was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in November of 2005. After being diagnosed, he decided he wanted to make a difference in the Celiac Disease community. Colin contacted the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and told them that he wanted to host a walk in Rye, NY. They were thrilled and told Colin to contact the Westchester Celiac Sprue Support Group for help on how to proceed. With these two organizations, the first Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Disease was held in 2006, raising $62,471.73 and attracting over 400 walkers. The success of this walk encouraged Colin to turn it into an annual event. Over the past four years, Colin has raised over $225,000, all of which he has donated to the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. In total, approximately 3000 people have now attended one of the walks. Colin is excited that 2010 marks the fifth year for this event. The day will include a gluten free vendor fair, an available-for-purchase gluten free lunch, and Dr. Peter Green from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University as guest speaker. By hosting this event, Colin hopes to bring awareness to a condition which is severely under recognized by the general public. With your help this event will once again be a success.
I am hoping I can actually make it to Rye, NY for the event this year. The vendors and sponsors sound amazing!
When: Sunday, October 3, 2010 9:00 AM
Where: Rye High School
1 Parsons St
Rye, NY 10580
Adult Pre-Registration: $20.00
Child Pre-Registration: $15.00
**Registration is required to enter the vendor fair**
Registration- 9:00 am start
Register and sign in for the walk and gluten free vendor fair.
Walk- 10:00 am
The same route will be used for this years walk with scenic views of Long Island Sound. There will be a 2 and 4 mile route available for choice.
SPEAKER PRESENTATION!- 11:00 am
Gluten Free Vendor Fair- 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
One stop gluten free shopping and sampling. Please come and stop by. An updated vendor list will be listed under the Vendors Link.
Bagels & Lunch- 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
A gluten free lunch will be available for purchase. The lunch will be designed and catered by Soul Dog. Cash only.
Foods By George
Against the Grain Gourmet
Against The Grain
Andy's Pure Food
Bakery on Main
Generation Gluten Free
GFL Foods - Gluten Free Pitas
Glow Gluten Free
Gluten Free Gateway
Gluten Free Living Magazine
Ian's Natural Foods
Joan's GF Great Bakes
Jo-Sef Gluten Free USA
Katz Gluten Free
Kitchen Table Bakers
Laura & Company Snacks
Liz Lovely Cookies
The Grainless Baker
Three Dogs Gluten Free Baker
Visit Colin's site for more information including registration details.