The first Celiac Awareness 5K Run and Walk will be held in Houston on Saturday, May 19th.
The Houston Area Road Runners Association is sponsoring a 5K Run
to raise awareness of celiac disease. This is a first-ever
event for this group of athletes.
Date: May 19, 2007
Time: 7:45 AM
Location: Bear Creek Pioneers Park, TX Pavilion #6. F, Houston, Texas
Contact: Michael Danke on 713-502-7567 or [email protected]
More information: http://www.celiacrun.com/4.html
Proceeds from this event will benefit the National Foundation for
Celiac Awareness, GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group of North America) and
the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland.
Michael Danke, NFCA Business Advisory Board member, has long been a
champion of promoting awareness of celiac disease. His
recovery after being diagnosed has included a return to athletics. This
event is a perfect chance for Michael to combine his two passions,
running and raising awareness of celiac disease. You can read
Michael's story here.
The Houston Chronicle featured a story about this race and some of the people who will participate in the race. Check it out.