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Walk for Celiac Disease
gnhcg_logo_05.jpg (603901 bytes)Saturday, May 14

Wharton Brook State Park
    North Haven CT
Registration 9:30 AM
Announcements 10 AM
Walk Begins 10:15 AM

Save the Date!

By Loretta Jay Stepanskiy

Walkers1.jpg (7113 bytes)Connecticut’s second annual Celiac Walkathon is scheduled for May 14, 2005.

In addition to the Walk, we'll have a picnic, games and activities for the kids, the raffle and fellowship. 



Walkers2.jpg (8416 bytes)With Walk 2004, we were able to apply money raised to support celiac research, promote celiac awareness, and support our group members through educational (and recreational for the kids) programming. In 2005, we also will develop two scholarships for Connecticut children planning on attending Camp Celiac in Rhode Island. One will be based on need, and the other on merit, for a child or youth who lives the "Celiacs helping celiacs" mantra.




GF Pantry.jpg (4470 bytes)Our goal for 2005 is to surpass the money raised in 2004 ($24,000) and the number of attendees (300). For those of you who missed the walk this year, many described it like a big family reunion – it was so much fun! Mark your calendars now, and invite your friends and family. We also want more people to get involved !   Things you can do:
-Help get corporate sponsors.  If you have a connection or an idea, please contact Loretta.
-Solicit raffle prizes for the picnic.  Ask merchants from whom you buy.
-WALK! Form a team; get pledges from friends and family.  Don't forget Corporate Matching Funds.  If you can't walk, try to get donations anyway. 


Loretta & Bev.jpg (5592 bytes)E-mail Bev Chevalier at or Loretta Stepanskiy at with any questions and let us know how you would like to help out.





From Hartford and points north:

I-91 S to exit 13, US-5/Wallingford/North Haven. Merge onto the Wharton Brook Connector. Turn left onto South Colony Rd./US-5. Park is on your left.

From New London and points east:

I-91 N to exit 12, Washington Ave. Turn right onto US-5/Washington Ave.; travel for 2 miles. Park is on your right.

From New York and points south:

Rte. 15 Merritt Parkway/Wilbur Cross Parkway to exit 63 (CT-22 towards North Haven. Turn right onto CT-22/Bishop St. for 0.8 miles. Turn left onto Washington Ave./US 5 for 2.5 miles. Park is on the right.



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