Beat The Wheat Race
May 19, 2013, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: Olander Park
Location: Sylvania
Address: 6930 Sylvania Ave.

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Description: Beat The Wheat is a 5K run to raise awareness of Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease that damages the small intestines when gluten (wheat, barley and rye) is ingested. It can lead to a multitude of complications. My daughter Kaylee suffered from severe abdominal pain for over 2 years before we finally received a correct diagnosis of Celiac Disease. There is no cure, yet. The only treatment is adhering to a strict gluten free diet, which presents many challenges, especially for an 11 year old. 1 in 133 people have Celiac Disease, but 95% of those are undiagnosed. That is why Kaylee wanted to do this run, to increase awareness so others won't have to suffer as much as she did. All of the proceeds will go directly to finding a cure.I am very proud of her and would really appreciate your help is increasing awareness in honor of my daughter.
Thank You, Cheri Shinaver

Venue Information:
Olander Park
6930 Sylvania Ave.
Sylvania, OH 43560

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