BENEFITING: CELIAC DISEASE FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: CELIAC DISEASE FOUNDATION
I was diagnosed with Celiac in 2008 before Gluten Free became mainstream. Being in college trying to be 100% Gluten-Free was not easy. When I asked restaurants if they had anything Gluten-Free they looked at me like I had 10 heads. As Gluten-Free became more popular it's become easier but I still have to explain that I have Celiac, I'm not just doing it to be trendy! I've been a runner since High School and have done the NYC Half Marathon 3 times. Each time I wanted to raise money for Celiac but things came up. This year I decided to go big or go home. The second I saw Celiac was sponsoring a team I knew I had to join it. This will be the way to show my community my dedication to Celiac! I think it's time for more people to see the difference between Celiac and Gluten Free!