Making Tracks for Celiacs
Please read this announcement about the 2015 Making Tracks for Celiacs/Run Walk for Celiac Disease in the Twin Cities, and click here to make a donation:
The Twin Cities R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids) Board wants to thank our committee which planned the Making Tracks for Celiacs/Run & Walk for Celiac Research and Awareness for the past 13 years.
With their leadership we raised $697,900 during that time, with nearly $500,000 going to research at the Center for Celiac Research and Treatment in Boston, MA.
Money raised helped fund:
- The Celiac Prevalence Study showing 1 in 133 Americans have celiac disease
- Development of the Ttg diagnosis test for celiac disease now used worldwide
- Development of a genetic test for celiac disease…and much more.
Our event grew from 300 people in 2002, where we brought a bunch of homemade gluten-free brownies, to more than 1,000 participants visiting 2 dozen food vendors and filling up on great gluten-free food samples. This family event became a showcase of gluten free in the Twin Cities.
The walk has been a pivotal event for newly diagnosed people with celiac disease forging new relationships with people just like them. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton participated and even recognized May 2011 as Celiac Disease Awareness Month in the State of Minnesota.
Unfortunately, with logistical difficulties and volunteer resources dwindling, the annual Twin Cities Making Tracks for Celiacs/Run & Walk will not happen in 2015. We understand this is disappointing for many of the hundreds of people who participate each year.
As an organization we have brought considerable awareness to celiac disease and the gluten-free diet in this state. We will look forward to finding new ways to raise celiac disease awareness and continue to find new ways in working the celiac community in the future.
Thank you for 13 years of support!
R.0.C.K. - Twin Cities, Inc.
Click here to donate to the Center for Celiac Research, which is the beneficiary of the Celiac Walk that happens in several different states each year.