This November, for the 2nd year in a row, I will be running the New York City Marathon for my daughter, Zoe.
In July of 2017, Zoe was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Following her diagnosis, we became connected with the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and soon after moved all of Zoe’s medical care to the doctors at the Center. One year later, after switching to a gluten free diet, Zoe’s Celiac markers have returned to a normal level and she is a happy, healthy and energetic 3 year old!
Having the doctors and researchers at the Center by our side to help us navigate anything and everything we could potentially come across has been a huge reason that we have all been able to adapt so quickly. We certainly wouldn’t be where we are today without them.
Last year, Team Celiac was able to raise $214K and was the 8th highest fundraising team overall in the Marathon.
This year, we have doubled the number of runners on the team and hope to more than double our fundraising total from last year. These donations are so important because they pay not only for the research needed to cure Celiac Disease, but also go towards the doctors’ salaries who work at the Center.
Thank you so much for your generosity in supporting a cause that is so close to our hearts.