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----- GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Annual Gluten Free Food Fair
By Gluten Free Grand Rapids

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Anchor Baptist Church
Nancy Spears, Event Coordinator
(616) 970-1568
foodfair@glutenfreegr.com
6th Annual Gluten Free Food Fair
GRAND RAPIDS, MI: March 26, 2012
Anchor Baptist Church presents the 2012 Gluten Free Food Fair, on Saturday, May 19th at the DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center located at 2500 Turner NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The purpose of this free event is to increase awareness of Celiac Disease while learning about and sampling gluten free products. A large variety of products will be available for purchase.
Many special opportunities are available at this free event: speak with vendors and restaurant representatives; attend a variety of conferences: Gluten Free 101 and Celiac & Diabetes led by Anne Lee, Schar's dietitian, and Gluten Free and Healthy by Shari Steinbach, Meijer's dietician; and meet Miss Grand Valley, Alexa Allor, whose platform is celiac awareness.
Current statistics are that 1 in 133 people have celiac disease. The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center on their website states that "97% of celiac disease sufferers are undiagnosed". It continues with: "The number of Americans with celiac disease would fill 936 cruise ships. Passengers on 908 of the ships won't know they have it."
Anchor Baptist Church has a passion for bringing people out of the darkness and into the light, spiritually and physically. To assist the growing gluten free community with the complexities of life, Anchor will be launching "Bread 4 Life Ministry", which will begin with a nine week support group giving tools for restoring health, hope, and relationships.
More information about Anchor Baptist Church and its ministries can be found at http://www.myanchorbaptist.org
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If you'd like more information about this event or to schedule an interview please call Nancy Spears at (616) 970-1568 or email Steve Leister at publicity@glutenfreegr.com


----- Hudson Valley, NY - Walk for Celiac Disease
By GreenTea725

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Celiac.com Calendar:

1st Annual Hudson Valley Walk for Celiac Disease

Join us on May 19th, 2012 at the Higland side of the Walkway Over the Hudson to celebrate Celiac Disease Awareness Month.

To pre-register for the walk, make a donation, or get info on becoming an event sponsor or vendor visit:
www.digestivediseaseny.com/walk-for-celiac/


Registration begins at 9am

*followed up by a Zumba warm up provided by Chelby's Zumba from NYKA Karate.

Walk begins at 10am!

REGISTER NOW!! VISIT: WWW.DIGESTIVEDISEASENY.COM/WALK-FOR-CELIAC/

**Music and Entertainment with Joe Daily from 92.1 Lite FM**

Gluten Free Breakfast & Lunch provided by:

Angelina's Pasta and Pizza
Rock da Pasta
Wilklow Farms

and more!!



Sponsored by: Clear Channel Radio, Dutchess Pro Print, Shop Rite, Main St Printing, The Digestive Disease Center, Hudson Valley Celiac Support Group, Prometheus Labs and more!

For complete event information visit: www.hudsonvalleywalkforceliac.weebly.com

*Proceeds from the walk will be donated to the Hudson Valley chapter of the Celiac Disease Foudation adn to ongoig research at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University*

*For additional info contact tifany_green@yahoo.com*



----- Uniondale, NY - Gluten Free Festival
By ShopRite_RD

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Live Right with ShopRite Gluten Free Festival
10 am to 5 pm
ShopRite is celebrating gluten free all day today! Join us for product demos including Applegate Farms, Glutino, Schar and many more! Check out our new Gluten Free Shelves housing over a hundred new gluten-free products. gluten-free store tours will be given on every hour. Shauna Del Prete, RD, CDN will be there to answer your questions about Celiac disease. Educational handouts and recipes will be provided. All who participate will be entered into a raffle to win a basket of gluten-free goodies and a ShopRite gift card!

For more information please stop by:
Thompson Family ShopRite
1121 Jerusalem Ave
Uniondale, NY 11553
(516) 486-0517
shauna.delprete@wakefern.com


----- Carmel, NY - Family Fun Day Benefit
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Please join us for the Jesseca and Jaclyn Family Fun Day to benefit the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. This event is hosted by Alicia Cochran and Melissa Crea…



Date: Sunday, May 20, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Camp Kiwi, 825 Union Valley Road, Carmel, NY 10512



$45 (adults) $35 (12 and under) per person (early registration on or before April 15) includes swimming, paddle boats, tennis, mini golf, face painting, bounce house, a gluten-free lunch (burgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads and more), a sensational DJ, silent auction and lots of fun!!! Checks, Amex, Visa and MasterCard will be accepted for the silent auction items.



Please register in advance (by April 15) by completing the attached form and mail to the address below or fax to 212.342.0447. Please make checks payable to "Trustees of Columbia University"



Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue

Suite 934

New York, NY 10032



For additional information about sponsorship or having an exhibit during the event, please see the attached vendor registration package and contact Alicia Cochran - acochran@us.rgl.com or Melissa Crea - mcrea2@comcast.net.



Additional information is available online at https://sites.google...nsfamilyfunday/



I hope you can join us!



best,

Cynthia




Cynthia Beckman

Director of Development

Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University

Harkness Pavilion

180 Fort Washington Avenue

Suite 934

New York, NY 10032

Tel 212.342.4529

Cell 646.812.1212

Fax 212.342.0447

email: cb2280@columbia.edu

www.celiacdiseasecenter.org



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