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Give Celiac Disease National Recognition

Go to: http://www.oprah.com/ and send an e-mail to Oprah Magazine about your personal experiences dealing with Celiac Disease.

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Thomas - I sent my email to Oprah, it would be wonderful if she would do a show to educate the public! :D

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I sent mine in.

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TRAVELTHOMAS,

Just curious, did Oprah mag. tell you they need 10,000 e-mails before consideration on doing a piece on Celiac Disease/

Tracy

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While I understand the motivation, I'm really not sure that inundating Oprah's web site is the best way to convince her staff to do a story on celiac. It may just seem harassing and turn them off. It seems that enough emails have already been sent so that if they are interested, they'll check it out.

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Hi Kim,

I guess I didn’t state my post correctly.

10, 000 e-mails from 10,000 individuals needed. If I sent the Oprah magazine 10,000 e-mails, it would be harassment.

Thank you for pointing out my mistake.

Hi Tracy,

Knowing how the media is like a large hungry beast, one tidbit is not worth it’s time. We need to fill it's mouth!

Thanks for sending in the letters! Keep it up!

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