Marilyn’s Message February 2014

TEAM gluten-free (FINAL)With your support, Celiac Disease Foundation had an impactful 2013, making enormous strides in celiac disease, education, advocacy, awareness and research. This year, we’re adding community fundraising to our arsenal with the new and improved Team Gluten-Free. With new tools and resources, participants can easily raise funds in support of our mission.

Community fundraising is a fun and easy way to get involved in CDF, especially if you are unable to make a significant donation on your own. As a member of Team Gluten-Free (TGF), you will be able to host your own fundraising event, or participate in an athletic race. You’ll get an online fundraising page to personalize and send to friends and family. And you’ll be part of a growing network of supporters who are affected by gluten intolerance in some way, and who want to make a difference.

Team Gluten-Free is a fundraising engine that doubles as a support group, and the cornerstone to TGF — and all community fundraising programs — is the people: the fundraisers themselves and their donors, the estimated 1 in 100 people worldwide with celiac disease, and the 2.5 million in the U.S. who are still undiagnosed. As a member of TGF, you’ll galvanize awareness of an all-too prevalent disease, and help CDF continue to move the needle on improving diagnoses, discovering better treatments, and finding a cure.

We hope you’ll join the new and improved Team Gluten-Free today. To help get you started, we’ll be sharing registration how-tos, fundraising tips, and much more. Be sure to like us on Facebook and visit our website for weekly updates.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the team!

Marilyn G. Geller, Chief Executive Officer