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It’s Time to Step Beyond Celiac

October 4, 2018

It’s Time to Step Beyond Celiac

Are you ready to walk for celiac disease research?

Are you ready to walk for celiac disease research? You can do it from anywhere and anytime between now and October 6 by signing up for ourStep Beyond Celiac Virtual Walk – a way for anyone, anywhere to participate in our second annual Step Beyond Celiac KC5K.

What is the Step Beyond Celiac KC5K?

The Step Beyond Celiac KC5K is a fundraising walk/run in Kansas City. Funds raised benefit Beyond Celiac and mission to accelerate celiac disease research. Last year, a team of over 50 amazing volunteers pulled off this exciting race that featured over 600 participants from across the country. Online contributions mixed with proceeds from the walk/run led to the event raising an amazing $60,000 for celiac disease research! On top of that, the volunteer team collected over 3,000 pounds of gluten-free food for the Food Equality Initiative. Erica Dermer, better known as the popular blogger behind Celiac and the Beast, attended as a speaker, signed autographs and helped raised funds with an individual giving page. It was a great success!

Our Kansas City volunteers are a true testament to the power of stepping up! This year, we wanted to make it possible for everywhere to participate in the Step Beyond Celiac walk/run from wherever they may be. That’s why we created this year’s Virtual Walk to coincide with the KC5K.

Represent Your State

The Step Beyond Celiac Virtual Walk is an exciting opportunity for everyone to participate in a accelerating research – people around the country can walk or run to support finding treatments and cure. Our goal is to have the entire country Step Beyond Celiac!

The way it works is participants sign up then can walk or run from a location of their choosing at time of their choosing. We already have participants from over 25 states signed up to walk for celiac disease research-let’s make it all 50!

It’s simple to be start a virtual walk team:

  1. Sign up for the virtual option at:
  2. Walk, run or stroll anytime between now and Oct. 6.
  3. Take pictures and share them with the hashtag #50StatesandBEYOND.

You can sign up through Oct. 6, the day of the walk! Whether off site or on, let’s do this thing, sign up and fundraise for life-changing celiac disease research.

Let’s walk together to create a world Beyond Celiac.

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