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Team Gluten Freedom for Celiac Disease Research

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September 22, 2011

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Michael Madden

THE STORY:

As parents, my wife and I have strived to give our kids strong "roots" and resilient "wings" in order to provide them with the tools to enjoy life, be kind to others, and make a positive impact in the world. Several years ago, we realized that each of our three children had been impacted by us in a different way...they each were diagnosed with a genetic autoimmune disorder called Celiac Disease.  Due to my wife's intuition and perseverance, we identified the condition early enough to treat our three vibrant teenage children - two of which have Celiac Disease and one who is gluten intolerant. My participation in the New York City Marathon has given me a chance to contribute to my children and others who suffer from Celiac Disease. There is a need for more research about Celiac Disease and how to raise awareness for testing to assist others. We need your assistance in contributing to Team Gluten Freedom for Celiac Disease Research & Awareness!   THANKS. 

 

Celiac disease is a genetic disorder affecting 1 in 133 Americans. People with Celiac disease are unable to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. If gluten is consumed, the small intestinal villi are damaged, preventing the absorption of many important nutrients, causing a variety of health problems. Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet will allow the intestinal lining to heal, and most patients can live a normal and healthy life. However, this can be a difficult task as there are many hidden sources of gluten in processed foods. Gluten is found in all forms of wheat including durum, semolina, spelt and related grain hybrids such as triticale and kamut.

The long-term effect of untreated Celiac disease can be life-threatening. Patients have a greater risk of developing other conditions including Addison's disease, autoimmune chronic active hepatitis, Alopecia Areata, Graves' disease, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type 1), myasthenia gravis, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus, and thyroid disease. Adhering to the gluten-free diet is necessary to avoid these complications. Patients must avoid all products containing wheat, barley and rye and their derivatives. There is not yet a pharmaceutical cure for Celiac disease.

Fortunately, you can ask your doctor for a simple blood test to see if you have Celiac disease.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,160

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael & Christine Madden

    $100

  • The Stoller Family

     

  • Cummings Family

    $25

  • Martin West

    $25

  • Aaron & Lisa Donald

    $25

  • Steven Crabbe

     

  • Bill Browne

     

  • Anna Hsu

    $25

  • Matthew & Dione Sordi

    $25

  • Vince Pribble

    $25

  • T. McTague

    $25

  • Andrew Smart

    $50

  • Adam Goodman

    $50

  • Ned Cochrane

    $50

  • Bianca Crudo

     

  • Torres Family

    $25

  • Nina Biornstad

    $25

  • Zienowicz Family

    $25

  • Byrnes Family

    $25

  • The Varga Family

     

  • Chris Suppa

    $25

  • Chris Shanahan

    $25

  • Mark Pombo

    $50

  • Ed & Aimee Seaver

    $50

  • The Beacher Family

    $25

  • Laura Mackenzie

     

  • Guto

    $50

  • Kelly Kim

     

  • Bill Madden and Family

    $25

  • Watkins Family

    $25

  • The Ender Family

    $50

  • Siroky Family

    $25

  • Gillotti Family

    $50

  • Knapp family

     

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116% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,160 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michael Madden

Amount Raised

$1,085

 

109% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Cummings Family

Amount Raised

$50

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Martin West

Amount Raised

$25

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Sabrina Post

Amount Raised

$0

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Chris Suppa

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Knapp family

Knapp family

5 years ago

Gillotti Family

Gillotti Family

DONATION: $50

Mike, we're blessed to have become such good friends. Good luck in the race! Just getting to the starting line is the victory! 5 years ago

Siroky Family

Siroky Family

DONATION: $25

Run Mike Run! 5 years ago

The Ender Family

The Ender Family

DONATION: $50

Go Mike! 5 years ago

Watkins Family

Watkins Family

DONATION: $25

Go Team Gluten Freedom!! 5 years ago

Bill Madden and Family

Bill Madden and Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kelly Kim

Kelly Kim

5 years ago

Guto

Guto

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Laura Mackenzie

Laura Mackenzie

5 years ago

The Beacher Family

The Beacher Family

DONATION: $25

Godspeed Mike!!! 5 years ago