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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The First Annual Mid-Hudson Walk for Celiac Disease
I am really excited to participate in the 1st Mid-Hudson Walk for Celiac Disease on May 19th. This part of the Hudson Valley holds a special place in my heart since I am a Marist College alumni and I spent four wonderful years in this area. Details about my participation are still being decided by the planning committee but it looks like I might be at a table for gluten-free bloggers. I will keep you posted. If you are in the area on May 19, please come to this fundraiser and say hello! 



More than 2 million Americans suffer from Celiac Disease, a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients in food.  People who have Celiac Disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye and barley.
All proceeds from the Walk for Celiac Disease will benefit the Celiac Disease Foundation, Hudson Valley Chapter and the ongoing research programs of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.  This Walk will help educate the greater Mid-Hudson Valley Community about this disease and will, hopefully, make those with Celiac more aware of the education, support and other resources available to them in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Through diagnosis and dietary education, the Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley dedicates itself to helping people with Celiac feel better and to improving their digestive health and quality of life.
To this end, the Digestive Disease Center has created the Digestive Disease Center Community Fund in an effort to diagnose individuals, to educate patients and clinicians, to advocate for patients and to promote gastrointestinal health in the Mid-Hudson Valley Community.

CHECK-IN:
 9 am Highland Walkway Entrance

WALK BEGINS: 10 am @ Highland Entrance of the ‘Walkway over the Hudson’ to Poughkeepsie side and back. Music provided by Q-92 Lite FM.  The Walk will be followed by a Gluten-Free Fair with music, gluten-free food and vendors.

Pre-Registration: $20 (Includes walk, t-shirt and bottle of water)
Late Registration: $25 on Day of Event
If you can't join us for the walk, please consider sending your donation online below or mail your check to the address below. Make check payable to Digestive Disease Center Community Fund:

The Walk for Celiac Disease
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
80 Washington Street, Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

For more information about the walk, contact Jeanine Agnolet, Event Organizer, 845-249-8554 or e-mail jagnolet@ gmail.com.

Me on the Walkway over the Hudson. Look at that gorgeous view!

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