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Marilyn’s Message September 2014

Marilyn Geller

One year ago, Celiac Disease Foundation introduced our School Nurse Awareness Plan (SNAP!) Back-to-School outreach campaign. Since then, with your generous support, our Chapters have educated more than 2,000 school nurses and health aides throughout the country in the diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. This fall, we are extending our Back-to-School […]

Marilyn’s Message August 2014

Marilyn Geller

This month Celiac Disease Foundation launches the CDF Online Advocacy Program designed to empower the celiac community to advocate for our disease.  The Advocacy Program features CDF’s public policy priorities, tools and resources for taking action on both a national and local basis, a Legislative Action Center in partnership with the American Celiac Disease Alliance […]

Marilyn’s Message – June 2014

Marilyn Geller

June has been a whirlwind of activity for the CDF National Office with the presenting of the 2014 National Conference & Gluten-Free EXPO in Pasadena, California.  In keeping with CDF’s mission of educating medical providers about celiac disease diagnosis and treatment, CDF kicked off the Conference weekend on Friday with Grand Rounds at Cedars-Sinai and […]

Marilyn’s Message May 2014

Marilyn Geller

May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month.  It is the month where we make an extra effort to let those outside our community know the statistics:  1 in 100 people worldwide have celiac disease; only 17% of people with celiac disease are diagnosed in the United States; 6-10 years is the average time to diagnosis in […]

Marilyn’s Message March 2014

Marilyn Geller

Spring is traditionally a time of rebirth and renewal.  As the season changes, so is Celiac Disease Foundation. Now that the FDA has recognized the need for gluten-free labeling rules and the gluten-free market is so plentiful, CDF is deploying our resources to address the nation’s abysmal diagnosis rate for celiac disease.  With a focus […]

Marilyn’s Message February 2014

Marilyn Geller

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 […]

Marilyn’s Message December 2013

Marilyn Geller

Since inception in 1990, Celiac Disease Foundation has been at the forefront of celiac disease research and education. From sponsoring the first serology workshop that led to today’s celiac disease blood test, advocating on Capitol Hill for gluten-free labeling laws, partnering with mainstream manufacturers in creating today’s gluten-free marketplace, to launching a nationwide support network, […]

September 2013

Marilyn Geller

Dear CDF Friends and Supporters, A number of our committed supporters have asked me why Celiac Disease Foundation applauds the FDA’s gluten-free labeling rule. As you well know, all FDA-regulated foods including dietary supplements bearing the claim “gluten-free” must contain less than 20 ppm [parts per million] of gluten. Health policy at Celiac Disease Foundation […]

February 2013

It is said that a man is at his tallest when he stoops to help a child. On behalf of the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) and the community we serve, thank you for the generous response to our Gift of Hope campaign. CDF is proud of our commitment to educate and communicate a greater awareness of […]

December 2012

It is said…Once you choose hope, anything is possible. “Celiac. Diagnosed May 2008.” Dear CDF Supporters, I cried when I read this banner on my son Henry’s Facebook page. After 14 long years of excruciating stomachaches, endless doctor visits, tests, procedures, more tests and even hospitalizations… my son had a diagnosis. He was relieved — […]