An estimated 3 million people in the US have celiac disease, yet 2.5 million are undiagnosed. There is a critical need to raise awareness and funds for advocacy, education and advancing research for a cure. And that is where you can play an active role with Team Gluten-Free, the community fundraising program supporting Celiac Disease Foundation's mission to improve the lives of all people with gluten-related disorders.
For the past 26 years, Celiac Disease Foundation has driven early diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease through education, advocacy and advancing research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by gluten-related disorders.
CDF brought together scientists and physicians to create today's celiac disease blood test panel, lobbied NIH and CDC to recognize celiac disease as one of the world's most prevalent genetic autoimmune disorders, lobbied the FDA for today's gluten-free labeling rule, and partnered with mainstream manufacturers to create today's multi-billion dollar gluten-free marketplace.
CDF looks to the future to assure that all people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders are diagnosed and treated, and one day, cured.