Step Beyond Celiac Virtual Walk in June a Big Success and Now Ramping For Oct 12 Dallas Walk to Find a Cure for Celiac

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On June 22, Inger and Randal Kenworthy sponsored a virtual walk to raise money for Beyond Celiac. The walk was a big success with teams participating in more than 10 states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Colorado, North Carolina and more. Beyond Celiac is raising more than $450,000 this year to fund research grants to scientists focused on advancing research for celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disorder.

A huge thank you to the ‘Cognizant About Curing Celiac’ team for hosting this Virtual Walk. Thanks for helping us see a life Beyond Celiac! We appreciate Inger and Randal Kenworthy for their leadership with this combined live and virtual walk. Our thanks to Cognizant for also supporting this cause

On June 22, Cognizant About Curing Celiac sponsored a virtual walk to raise money for Beyond Celiac. The walk was a big success with teams participating in more than 10 states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Colorado, North Carolina and more.

Beyond Celiac is raising more than $450,000 this year to fund research grants to scientists focused on advancing research for celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disorder. The Cognizant team raised over $4,000 to contribute to the effort while also raising awareness through its local presence in the communities where walks were held and through exposure on social media and the press about the need for more research in this underfunded field.

Team Cognizant About Curing Celiac Kicking off the Virtual Walk

With the success of their virtual walk behind them, the Cognizant About Curing Celiac team is now ramping up to have an even bigger impact with its Step Beyond Celiac 5K in Dallas on October 12.

Step Beyond Celiac 5K Races

Beyond Celiac is an organization committed to spurring on efforts towards finding a cure for celiac disease. It has been working with Cognizant to organize its Celiac Walk 2019 as part of the Step Beyond Celiac 5K races. Scheduled to be held in multiple cities this year, including Philadelphia, Kansas City and Dallas, and in conjunction with a virtual walk inviting people from all over the world join in the efforts, the Celiac Walk will raise funds to contribute to research efforts on the condition.

About Cognizant About Curing Celiac

Cognizant About Curing Celiac is a team founded by Inger and Randal Kenworthy in collaboration with Beyond Celiac to spearhead awareness and outreach and to invigorate research efforts for treatments for the condition. In this regard, the team is hosting walking and running events to raise funds to accelerate progress towards treatments and a cure.

Beyond Celiac CEO Alice Bast expressed her gratitude and had these thoughts to offer:

"A huge thank you to the ‘Cognizant About Curing Celiac’ team for hosting this Virtual Walk. Thanks for helping us see a life Beyond Celiac! We appreciate Inger and Randal Kenworthy for their leadership with this combined live and virtual walk. Our thanks to Cognizant for also supporting this cause through their Cognizant Outreach program.”

In many ways, it is the result of collaborative efforts on the parts of both individuals and institutions that give rise to knowledge that can be used to improve human lives. The work of Cognizant About Curing Celiac and Beyond Celiac are among the first steps towards creating a pool of information that will benefit generations to come.

Visit the website today for more information on the efforts or to contribute to the Beyond Celiac research fund.

About Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease affects nearly 3 million Americans as of 2019, with 60-70% of all patients being women. All of these people are consistently at risk of developing long term health complications from celiac disease. Beyond this, it is predicted that between 50-70% of all Americans with the condition haven’t even been diagnosed. Unless consistent efforts are made to increase awareness of celiac disease and funding for research, millions of people will go undiagnosed and continue to suffer from the illness.
For those who are interested in donating to the cause, please go the Cognizant for Curing Celiac fund-raising page: https://www.randalkenworthy.com/

For information on how the funds shall be expended, you may read a detailed outline of the Beyond Celiac science plan at: https://www.beyondceliac.org/about/our-science-plan/.

About Beyond Celiac

Originally founded as the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), CEO Alice Bast envisioned a world where people with celiac disease could be quickly diagnosed, eat safely and live their lives to the fullest. For more than 15 years, Beyond Celiac has been the leading patient advocacy and research-driven celiac disease organization working to increase diagnosis rates, advance research and accelerate the discovery of new treatments and a cure. By engaging with the top scientists in the field, awarding research grants, and supporting the community, Beyond Celiac envisions a world in which people with celiac disease can live healthy lives and eat without fear – a world Beyond Celiac. https://www.beyondceliac.org/.

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