Marilyn’s Message

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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 — […]

November 2012

It is said that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. This past weekend the executive teams of the nation’s leading celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity organizations (CDF, CSA, GIG, NFCA, ACDA) met in Chicago to define a collaborative effort to support our shared missions of education, awareness and advocacy. […]

October 2012

It is said that a helping hand is no farther than at the end of your sleeve. For our five ING New York Marathon CDF Team Gluten-Free™ members, their helping feet are no farther than at the end of their running pants. Ashley Herriman, Tinsley Malloy, Josh Schieffer, Kim Woody and Kelly Williamson have committed to raising […]

September 24, 2012

Dear Members: It is now five months since Deborah Ceizler and I accepted the Board of Directors’ request to join together to lead Celiac Disease Foundation. It has been an inspiring and exciting time, and we thank all of you for your enthusiastic support. We are eager to share some of the steps we have […]

August 20, 2012

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This summer Celiac Disease Foundation launched Camp Gluten-Free at Camp Nawakwa CampFireUSA in southern California. Fifty children attended a delicious and activity-packed week under the supervision of Elaine Monarch, CDF Founder, and Pamela Rowe, CDF Board Secretary. A highlight of the week was the Make […]

July 25, 2012

They say man cannot live by bread alone. Don’t I know it. I love my snack food. Give me a tunafish sandwich (lite mayo, pickle relish, celery, lettuce and tomato) with Baked Lays between two slices of (GF) bread and I am in heaven. Without the Baked Lays, I’ll pass. Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) understands […]

July 10, 2012

They say that every picture tells a story. This is the story of how a red-headed woman with an indomitable spirit turned our family into passionate Celiac Disease Foundation supporters. It is 2010, two years after my son Henry was diagnosed with celiac disease. In this picture he is smiling, healthy and giving back to […]