Note from Alice: Fall Rising
It may soon be fall, but we are rising. There are exciting things happening at Beyond Celiac in the coming months. Despite COVID, together, we continue to rise and accelerate a cure for celiac disease. Many in our community are lacing up their sneakers to participate in the Virtual Step Beyond Celiac 5Ks, more than 6,000 enrollees in Go Beyond Celiac are enjoying extra functionality in the database and app, and celiac disease research is beginning to pick up again—in fact, we are working to connect members of our community to clinical trials this fall! This is great news for celiac disease science, and we could not accelerate progress to a cure without you.
Our amazing Summer Intern Council bid us farewell last month. This group of students played a very important role in providing our team with a fresh perspective on programmatic services throughout the summer and put together an exciting new program that we can’t wait to share with all of you in the coming months. We wish all of our interns well and know they have bright futures ahead, including a continued commitment to our cause.
One of the projects that our Intern Council worked on the last few months was our SepTENber Fundraising Campaign! Launched September 1, this TEN day campaign’s goal is to raise $10K in 10 days to help us accelerate a cure for celiac disease within the next 10 years. The interns conceived of the campaign and created a video to encourage everyone to donate by sharing what a cure would mean for them.
To add to the excitement of this campaign, any donation made will be matched up to $10,000 by a generous donor if we reach our goal. This is an amazing opportunity to double the impact of your gift, and we hope you’ll help us! . Additionally, another big part of this fundraising push is that ANY donation made during this 10 day campaign—no matter how large or small—gets you admission to our virtual gala. Check out the campaign and give to get your gala ticket today.
Speaking of our gala, due to COVID we are making a major pivot on this annual fundraising event, reworking the entire affair to be the nation’s largest virtual celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity event.
This is going to be the biggest national night of the year for celiac disease and we can’t wait for you to join us!
This educational and fun event: An Evening Beyond Celiac: Together (apart) For a Cure, will feature a fun and informative mix of programming, including:
- Emcee New York ABC7 Reporter Diana Rocco
- Musical performances by Marian Hill, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and more
- Gluten-free cooking demo with Anna Vocino
- Celiac disease stories from surprise notable guests
- Lively discussions with experts and the Beyond Celiac Science Team about the latest in celiac disease science.
- Ask the expert segments, including a Q&A with New York Times best-selling author Mark Hyman, MD and pediatric gastroenterologist Ritu Verma, MD where they will answer questions from our community members – ask your question here and it might be one that gets chosen.
- Longtime Beyond Celiac board member Barb Powers will receive the 2020 Samuel Gee Award for her exceptional dedication to our community and our cause
- And more!
Get a ticket now through September 10 with any size donation to our SepTENber campaign. After September 10, you can get your virtual gala tickets here, or purchase an exclusive access sponsorship ticket, which comes with prepared gluten-free meals shipped directly to your home to enjoy during the event!
Funds raised through this event will benefit our roadmap to accelerate a cure for this serious genetic autoimmune disorder.
Whatever lies ahead, our mission continues. We will rise above and together and create a future in which we can eat without fear and live life to the fullest.
To living life Beyond Celiac,