Team Celiac Runners

Meet The Team

Meet Giana – the only person able to get me to dust off my running shoes and end my 10-year marathon hiatus. Friends and family know that Giana, or GiGi as we often call her, has suffered from extreme pain in her feet, knees and hands for most of her 5 years. She has not gone a... Read More
Please join me in support of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University.  Our journey with Celiac Disease began three years ago when our oldest daughter, Emory now 11, was diagnosed.  It was a life changing event.  Initially we were relieved as we finally... Read More
This year I am running my first marathon as part of Team Celiac to help raise money for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University! I started running three years ago and so far have completed five half marathons. This is my fourth year working for the Center and I am... Read More
Three years ago I couldn’t understand why I was slowly losing more and more weight while my husband tried to reverse the trend with super-delicious, home-made blueberry pancakes. During my annual physical, a benefit my firm PwC kindly provides, my doctor at EHE suspected I had... Read More
My name is Teddy Donohue and my story is probably a bit different. I am 54 years old and have never run a marathon. I could not accurately be described as a runner and this will clearly be a challenge. But I would not bet against me for a few reasons.  I feel a... Read More
Running the NYC Marathon has been a goal of mine since I was a little kid having watched the marathon on TV. The problem was I never liked to run. Obviously this is a significant obstacle when trying to complete a 26.2 mile running race.  Our son Daniel was diagnosed... Read More
2018 will mark my third NYC Marathon. This year, I'm excited to run 26.2 miles for my incredible dance teacher, Macy. In doing so, I'm helping Macy raise money for the groundbreaking work and research done by the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia and awareness about celiac... Read More
I’m running for Team Celiac in honor of my son Ian who has celiac disease.  Your support through Team Celiac will enable the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University to continue is groundbreaking research and improve the lives of individuals with celiac disease around... Read More
My son, Gabriel, was three years old when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. He was a very sick and very unhappy little boy and it was the team at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University that helped him become the healthy and active 8 year old that he is... Read More
Living in Sweden and feeling like a New Yorker when I’m here leads me to be part of Team Celiac. It has been one of my dreams to run the New York City Marathon and I couldn’t think of a better cause to raise funds for the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University’s research... Read More
Sylvia Veitia, MD, involved Barclays with Team Celiac because her daughter, Madeleine, was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 8. All funds raised go directly toward the Center’s research program. Research is the only way to improve the lives of individuals with celiac disease... Read More
I don't have Celiac Disease, but I have seen its impact on peoples' lives, and how being even gluten intolerant can negatively impact a person's life. Cutting of gluten from my family's diet has meant that we've just felt and performed better, have fewer aches and pains, and... Read More
Please join me in support of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and the Center’s invaluable work in the field of Celiac Disease. I will be running on November 4th, in honor of my son, Chase, who was diagnosed with the disease in Fall of 2007, at 13 months old.... Read More
I am running the Marathon for my daughter, Zoe.  Zoe was diagnosed with celiac disease in July – one month before her 2nd birthday. For the two months before her diagnosis, Zoe was sick, cranky and lethargic – not at all her vibrant, happy and outgoing self. I... Read More

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