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Monday, June 19, 2017
Run the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon for the Celiac Disease Center


The Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University has been allotted seven entries for the 2017 NYC Marathon. This means seven amazing athletes will be running to spread awareness and raise money for celiac disease on Team Celiac.

Team Celiac is "dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with gluten-related disorders through research, which leads to increased diagnosis, expert treatment, development of therapies and, eventually, a cure for those with the disease as well as prevention of the disease in future generations. All major goals of the Center! Team Celiac is the principal community fundraising program for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. All funds raised from Team Celiac Teammates and Friends go directly toward the Center’s research program."

To learn more about Team Celiac, please visit: https://celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.edu/teamceliac

If you have already been accepted for the 2017 NYC Marathon and would like to run for Team Celiac, please contact Cynthia Beckman at the center. While the runners for 2017 have already been chosen, the number of runners on behalf of the Celiac Disease Center for 2018 will be even greater! Please visit the NYRR website for more information on how to qualify for the New Your Marathon next year.

To donate to Team Celiac for the 2017 NYC Marathon, click here. Be sure to reference Team Celiac in the Comments/Special Instructions box on the Gift Details Page.




Thursday, June 15, 2017
Celiac Disease Awareness Night with the San Jose Earthquakes


One of the things I really was missing since my move to the West Coast was being really active in the celiac community. I did start a Santa Cruz Celiac group on Facebook and also became a co-organizer of the Santa Cruz Gluten-Free Meetup group. It just hasn't been quite the same as my involvement in the celiac community as when I lived in New York City. When the opportunity arose last month to help the Celiac Community Foundation for Northern California plan a summer fundraiser, I jumped right in.

I am so excited to announce Celiac Disease Awareness Night with the San Jose Earthquakes. This is a big game between the San Jose Earthquakes and their rivals, the Los Angeles Galaxy which will be held at Stanford Stadium. I am so excited for a few reasons


  1. It's a fundraiser to benefit the Celiac Community Foundation for NorCal and Camp Celiac
  2. I've never been to a professional soccer game.
  3. I've never been to Stanford University.
  4. This "California Clasico" rivals match between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Los Angeles Galaxy is so popular that it usually sells out ever year. 
  5. There is going to be a gluten-free TACO TRUCK! (Thank you Oaxacan Kitchen Mobile!)
  6. There are fireworks after the game.
If those aren't enough reasons to run and buy tickets to this game, I don't know what is! I can't wait to meet more people living with celiac disease in the San Francisco Bay area as well as enjoy an MLS game with fireworks. 


Celiac Disease Awareness Night
San Jose Earthquakes v. L.A. Galaxy @ Stanford Stadium
Saturday, July 1st
Game starts at 7:15PM



USE PROMO CODE: GLUTENFREE

Click here for the full event listing and more information about the Celiac Community Foundation. 

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Friday, June 2, 2017
Gluten-Free Travel at 2017 Washington DC Gluten-Free Education Day

The Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Health System and the Walter and Jean Boek Foundation invite you to attend the 2017 Washington DC Gluten-Free Education Day. This annual event brings the best of the gluten-free industry to Washington DC and features a full day of educational sessions with options for adults and kids as well as a cooking pavilion where attendees learn valuable nutritional lessons and tricks for cooking up delicious gluten-free meals. And, of course, time to interact with gluten-free food manufacturers, bakeries and restaurants.

Local restaurants, bakeries, and national gluten-free food manufacturers sponsor meals and snacks throughout the day. The event is live streamed globally to capture an international audience. Attendees leave the event filled with knowledge, jam-packed goodie bags, and many new gluten-free friends. am part of an awesome panel

Gluten-free food, entrance to all speaking sessions, and gluten-free goodie bags are included in your ticket price. The ticket price increases on May 11, 2017 so buy your tickets today! Use code globetrotter for 10% off your ticket purchase.

2017 Washington DC Gluten-Free Education Day
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Doubletree Bethesda Hotel
8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD


I am honored to be a part of the "Traveling on a Gluten-Free Diet" panel at 11:15am in the Harmony Room at this event. I will be giving my expert gluten-free travel tips on how to plan a family-friendly vacation. I am joining an elite panel of gluten-free travel pros including Kim Koeller of Gluten Free Passport and gluten-free travel specialist Ellen Morse. The awesome Karen Broussard from GlutenFreeTravelSite.com will be moderating our panel.


If you are coming to the event, make sure you say hello!

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