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Hasselbeck Runs Half Marathon for Celiac Research


Nearly 10,000 women participated in More Magazine/Fitness Magazine’s 8th Annual Women’s Half Marathon, and celiac disease was at the forefront.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, fellow celiac and author of the bestselling G-Free Diet, not only hosted the event, but also ran the half marathon to raise funds for celiac disease research. She completed the course in just under 1 hour, 45 minutes.

The race, which took place in Central Park on April 3, drew attention in mainstream and celebrity news. Access Hollywood and the NY Daily News covered the event, including Hasselbeck’s celiac connection.

On May 1, members of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) staff and other celiac advocates will participate in the 2011 Blue Cross Broad Street Run in Philadelphia. The race will be NFCA’s kick off to National Celiac Awareness Month and . If you are participating in the Broad Street Run or would like to run in solidarity with the celiac community on May 1, contact Whitney Ehret at whitney@celiaccentral.org.  You can also support the cause by donating at www.CeliacCentral.org/donate.

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