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Friday, September 17, 2010
Are You Walking for Celiac Awareness?

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.


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.

2010 Sponsors
Foods By George
Kettle Cuisine
Glow Gluten-Free
Against the Grain Gourmet

2010 Vendors
Against The Grain
Andy's Pure Food
Bakery on Main
Better Batter
BMT Weiser
Everybody Eats
Food Tek
Generation Gluten Free
GFL Foods - Gluten Free Pitas
Glow Gluten Free
Gluten Free Gateway
Gluten Free Living Magazine
Gluten Out
Grassroots Granookies
Ian's Natural Foods
Joan's GF Great Bakes
Jo-Sef Gluten Free USA
Juice Plus
Katz Gluten Free
Kettle Cuisine
Kitchen Table Bakers
Laura & Company Snacks
Liz Lovely Cookies
Maia Yogurt
Nugo Nutrition
Shabtai/Cinderella Sweets
Sweetie Jo's
The Grainless Baker
Three Dogs Gluten Free Baker

Visit Colin's site for more information including registration details.



Anonymous SueZboss said...

i LOVE this event- have been there for the past 4 years, and each year it gets better and better! I'm so bummed that I can't make it this year!! :(

Anonymous Liz said...

This sounds awesome, thank you for sharing! I'm definitely going to go. Rye is just a hop, skip and a jump from me! :)

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