If you or someone you love has celiac disease—and you also want to get a lot of exercise—consider getting involved in Team Gluten-Free. A project of the Celiac Disease Foundation, Team Gluten-Free trains volunteers to walk, run, or cycle in races all over the United States. The participants raise awareness about the disease wherever they compete. They also fundraise for the CDF. The money raised goes into research, awareness programs (both for physicians and the general public), and camp scholarships for Celiac children to gluten-free camps.
- Comprehensive training schedules.
- Race day team tank or t-shirt.
- Fundraising materials and ideas.
- Nutrition, hydration and clothing advice.
Sponsors of Team Gluten-Free include Rice Chex, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Blue Diamond Natural, Jones Dairy Farms, Pamela’s products, Bob’s Red Mill, and many other brands familiar to the gluten-free community. Go to Team Gluten-Free’s website to download their information packet and read more about the work of the Celiac Disease Foundation.