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Chicago IL Distance Classic

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I'm Going the Distance for Families Facing Celiac Disease is the newest

fundraising initiative from the University of Chicago Celiac Disease

Program (UCCDP) that allows participants to enjoy athletic events in

their own hometown and raise money for the UCCDP at the same time.

Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $150. Funds raised will

support the UCCDP's efforts to advance medical and patient education on

celiac disease. We believe that education plays an important part in

helping to diagnose more celiacs--and we need more diagnosed patients in

order to advance research.

Two "GOING THE DISTANCE" Teams are being formed right now:

August 7: Chicago Distance Classic (5K walk, 5K run and half marathon





CHOOSE the TEAM REGISTRATION option for the event you are participating

in Your team is GOING THE DISTANCE. When you register, we will receive a

confirmation e-mail

All participants in the Chicago Distance Classic will receive a Nike

Tech wick shirt, and our top 3 fundraisers will receive terrific Nike


September 4: Buffalo Grove Stampede (5K walk and 5K run)

Let us know if you're interested and we'll put you on our team list for


We'd like to recruit 100 team members, total, for these two events!

How You Can Help:

1. Join the team!

2. Involve friends and family, either to sponsor you, or to walk/run and

ask for sponsors of their own.

3. Bring your donations to event day!

4. Can't Join a Team in Chicago? You can participate in an event in your

area! (Call us to find out more.)

Or, sponsor our first Going the Distance participants who are riding

1,000 miles for celiac disease awareness. Go to www.1k4cd.com

- their fundraising goal is $7,500, and they

are more than halfway there! Let's see if we can help them beat their

own record!

oing the Distance is a great way to build exercise into your busy

schedule, while raising money for a great cause!

Michelle Melin-Rogovin

Executive Director

University of Chicago Celiac Disease Program

5839 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 4069

Chicago, IL. 60637

Celiac Disease Information Line: 773-702-7593

FAX: 773-702-0666

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