Note from Alice: We’re All In This Together
Throughout the last month, we have received countless inquiries about coronavirus/COVID-19. We have built out web resources to answer your most common questions and provide additional support for you and your family, and we will continue to keep the material current as more information becomes available.
We have worked with our experts to create evidenced based updates on our Celiac Disease and Coronavirus page. Answers on this page were provided by our Science Team, led by our Chief Scientist and Strategy Officer, Salvatore Alesci, MD, PhD. Additionally, we recorded a Facebook Live video in which our Chief Scientific Investment Officer, Ken Kilgore, PhD, MBA, our Research and Patient Engagement Director, Kate Avery, MPH, and I discussed the impact of coronavirus and answered your questions live.
The world is learning what it means to live with the fear of a pandemic and staying socially distant. As champions for the celiac disease community, we feel an added responsibility to do all we can to keep everyone safe while continuing to pursue our vitally important mission. We remain focused on accelerating treatments and a cure for celiac disease while providing you with the resources you need during this challenging time. We’re continuing to update our coronavirus information to keep you informed—we are, as always, here for you and your family.
We are asking for your support at this critical time. More than 3 million people living with celiac disease in the United States are counting on us, and we are counting on you. You can support the work we are doing here so we can continue to provide you with information you can trust to navigate COVID-19, as well as the other challenges those of us living with celiac disease face every day. With your support, we will continue to fund the science we need to help us live life to the fullest. This will ensure that Beyond Celiac can carry out the critical work we have underway to drive long-term solutions for our community after the current crisis is behind us.
Some in our community may face job loss or other financial insecurity during this public health crisis, and we recognize those individuals may not be able to provide monetary support right now. You can still continue to support Beyond Celiac in other ways, such as joining our Go Beyond Celiac patient database and telling your story, joining our social community, committing to attending our future events such as our Virtual Step Beyond Celiac 5K, or simply sharing our information with friends and family.
We’re all in this together! We will continue to share the latest in celiac disease research news, COVID-19 information, and gluten-free living and quarantining information. We will answer your questions. We will be here for you, and we’ll get through this—together!
Together for a cure,
P.S. Another easy way to support Beyond Celiac is by creating a Facebook Fundraiser for us, where 100% of all donations go directly to the organization—no fees are taken out!