Note from Alice: Together for a Cure
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
—Often quoted, origin unknown
Words matter. Often I visit with members of our community and talk about the work that Beyond Celiac is doing to connect our community with scientists to accelerate research. That’s why we’ve updated our tagline and logo to more accurately reflect our work: Together for a Cure.
We have the unique opportunity and responsibility to represent the voice of the celiac disease community to the research community, to inform you about the latest developments in the field, and to create opportunities for people with celiac disease to be actively involved.
A lot of thought and discussion went into this new tagline. In the last few years, we have pivoted to accelerating research for treatments and a cure for celiac disease after studies began to show that the gluten-free diet is not enough and we heard loud and clear from our community that you wanted to eat without fear. Our old tagline no longer encompassed our organization’s focus on celiac disease research and science. We now have an aggressive plan and a specific strategy for forging pathways to a cure.
We have our sights set on a cure for celiac disease. With this in mind, we created a science team and a science plan, becoming the first celiac disease organization with a Chief Scientific Officer, Marie Robert, MD, launched Go Beyond Celiac (and its new app!) and began funding research grants.
But the truth is, we can’t do this by ourselves. A cure will come by working together. That means that you play a huge part in the growing understanding of this disease. Researchers need you to share your experiences and to participate in research trials. Together we can fund more researchers and studies through grants and programs. Together we can race to raise funds at Step Beyond Celiac events. Together we can guide each other through the ups and downs of living with this disease (as well as our latest gluten-free finds!) on our website and social pages. Together we can share knowledge with Beyond Celiac videos, symposiums and summits.
Together we will reach our goal while staying true to our vision—A world in which people with celiac disease can live healthy lives, free from social stigma and fear of gluten exposure—A World Beyond Celiac.
For the last 15 years, we’ve been in this together, and now we’re together for a cure.
To living life Beyond Celiac together,