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  • Jefferson Adams

    Kicker Attempts Second World Record for Celiac Disease Awareness

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    Celiac.com 10/07/2011 - In October 2010, Kicking 4 Celiac Foundation Executive Director Craig Pinto made 717 regulation field goals in a 12 hour period to set a Guinness World Record. That success marked the beginning of the foundation's annual “Kicking4Celiac” event, which raises money and awareness for celiac disease.

    The second annual “Kicking4Celiac” event is set for October 9th, when Pinto will return to the football field at Bethpage High School and attempt a second world record, this one for the “Most Field Goals made in 24 Hours.”



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    Pinto must make a at least 1,000 field goals in 24 hours to break the existing world record.

    This year’s event will help to grow the foundation's scholarship program, which, beginning in early 2012, will award scholarships to college-bound students with celiac disease.

    Speaking of last year's event, Pinto said that "the progression mirrored what I went through with celiac disease. The initial mental stress, the physical stress, but the hard work to make it through, and come out on top. It is something I want to continue to do, to break people’s thoughts and stigmas that when you’re diagnosed with celiac disease that your physical abilities will change."

    Pinto added that the “support from people reaching out was absolutely amazing, and it just showed how strong the celiac community stands behind and supports each other. We’re in this together.”

     

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  • About Me

    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,500 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.


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