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Marilyn’s Message November 2015

Marilyn Geller

Because the consequences can be so devastating and persistent, accidental exposure to gluten has always been a leading concern of the celiac disease community. I know from personal experience as the mother of a child with celiac disease that constant vigilance is often not enough. This is why Celiac Disease Foundation joined with other celiac disease advocacy […]

Marilyn’s Message October 2015

Marilyn Geller

For the past 25 years, Celiac Disease Foundation has fought tirelessly for the food industry to provide celiac disease patients, and those with gluten sensitivity, safe, abundant, and affordable dietary options. We were excited, therefore, that General Mills, our partner for many years in their gluten-free initiatives, asked us to share that one of America’s […]

Marilyn’s Message September 2015

Marilyn Geller

In a rare moment of bipartisan cooperation in Washington, D.C., the landmark 21st Century Cures legislation passed the U.S. House in early July by a vote of 344-77. The bill, co-authored by Republican Fred Upton and Democrat Diana DeGette, seeks to bring new drugs and treatments to market faster by encouraging medical innovation in research, […]

Marilyn’s Message August 2015


I have long supported walks and runs for charitable causes. In fact, before I became CEO of Celiac Disease Foundation, my son Henry and I participated in both the Los Angeles and Pasadena Marathon 5K Run/Walks to raise funds for Team Gluten-Free. I walked, Henry ran. This is probably why I was so moved when […]

Marilyn’s Message June 2015

Marilyn Geller

Relatively Rare. Relatively Minor. Relatively Easy to Treat. For more than 50 years, the celiac community has been led to believe that the above statements about the disease were true. We – those of us who live with the disease or who took care of someone with the disease – knew, however, that managing celiac disease […]

Marilyn’s Message May 2015

Marilyn Geller

Every day, I talk to people who, like me, live with celiac disease – either personally or as a caregiver for someone they love. Each of their stories, while unique, share common underlying themes: the incredible suffering they either endured or witnessed until finally someone suggested getting tested for celiac disease, the difficulties adhering to […]

Marilyn’s Message March 2015

Marilyn Geller

We are making progress. I freely admit to you, however, that it isn’t enough. We are not satisfied, but please know that we are in this for the long haul. My hope is that you will stand with us by supporting CDF’s Annual Fund with a tax-deductible contribution. For 25 years, CDF has been the […]

Marilyn’s Message February 2015

Marilyn Geller

I cannot stress enough how important your generous commitment is to our ongoing work here at Celiac Disease Foundation. I am pleased to report that we are making real progress in focusing resources and attention on celiac disease. For example, next month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be hosting a two-day meeting at […]

Marilyn’s Message January 2015

Marilyn Geller

I will spare you my righteous indignation (I did not, however, spare my spouse who got an earful yesterday morning). You and I both know that the comedian, Joy Behar, is a TV personality who gets paid by offending any and all. In case you missed her outrageous comments on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Show yesterday […]

Marilyn’s Message November 2014

Marilyn Geller

The holiday season is a time of reflection, and each of us at Celiac Disease Foundation want to thank you for all that you have done this year. You can read about everything you have helped make possible in our Year in Review. You should also know that we are not the only ones who […]