The Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Disease is just two weeks away on
October 3, 2010 at Rye High School in Rye, NY!
I have been going to this event since it's first year- and I am so bummed that this is the first year that I will have to miss it due to another event I have that day :(
Last year I even volunteered at the event for one of the vendors who couldn't make it- and I had a wonderful time with my friend Barbara! We got to meet so many wonderful people and it was so much fun to interact with others who were also gluten-free, while swapping "war" stories on how it is to be on a gluten-free diet! Too bad I have a "work" commitment that day that I have to be at instead- so if you go, make sure to post comments below and let me know how it was! I know you will have a fabulous time!
The walk, which is either a 2 mile or 4 mile, in the beautiful town of Rye, NY, must be amazing... although I have to admit (Colin, stop reading), I have not walked in the walk once.. oops. When I get there, there is so much to do, see, sample and eat, that it's like taking a kid into a toy store and saying "ok, see all these toys, now lets go do some sit-ups prior to you getting to play with any of them!" OK, so I get excited about new gluten-free foods... can you blame me?!
This year, the vendors are going to be set up 1 hour prior to the fair- which is awesome (go into the toy store, play, THEN you can walk!), and during and after the walk too! Dr. Green from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is again speaking at the event, and for those of you who have never heard Dr. Green speak, you don't want to miss it! And by registering early, you can save money- although all money raised goes to the Celiac Disease Center, still, you can use that extra money to buy GF goodies from wonderful vendors! For lunch, you don't want to miss Soul Dog- who has wonderful items for lunch- even my husband who is a non-celiac, enjoyed his lunch very much! (that's always my benchmark for "goodness")
So read below, register early, and make it to the walk if not for yourself, for me!
Don't miss the registration deadline of September 30th to take advantage of pre-registration rates.
There is an exciting day of events -
* 2 mile or 4 mile Walk begins at 10 am *
* Gluten free vendor fair with food for sample and sale *
* Dr. Peter Green of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University is this year's guest speaker. Hear the latest on celiac disease and ask him your questions *
* Gluten free morning snacks and lunch for sale by Soul Dog of Poughkeepsie, NY
For registration information or to donate, go to...
There is a great line-up of 34 vendors who will be sampling and selling their products!
Against the Grain, Andy's Pure Foods, Aunt Gussie's, Bakery on Main, Better Batter, BMT Weiser, Conte's Pasta, Everybody Eats, Food Tek, Generation Gluten Free, GFL Foods (Gluten Free Pitas), Glow Gluten Free, Gluten Free Gateway, Gluten Free Living Magazine, Gluten Out, Grassroots Granookies, Homestead Gluten Free, Ian's Natural Foods, Joan's GF Great Bakes, Jo-Sef Gluten Free, Juice Plus, Katz Gluten Free, Kettle Cuisine, Kitchen Table Bakers, Laura & Company Snacks - Just Crumb Cake Crumbs, Lynn's Arbonne Celiac Initiative, Maia Yogurt, Nugo Nutrition, Pamela's Products, Quattrobimbi, Shabtai/Cinderella Sweet's, Sweetie Jo's, The Grainless Baker, and Three Dogs Gluten Free Bakery.
You don't want to miss this WONDERFUL event!!
See my posts from 2009 and 2008- http://www.glutenfreeli.com/search/label/Celiac%20Disease%20Walk