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The First Annual Mid-Hudson Walk for Celiac Disease

More than 2 million Americans suffer from Celiac Disease, a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients in food. People who have Celiac Disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye and barley.

All proceeds from the Walk for Celiac Disease will benefit the Celiac Disease Foundation, Hudson Valley Chapter and the ongoing research programs of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. This Walk will help educate the greater Mid-Hudson Valley Community about this disease and will, hopefully, make those with Celiac more aware of the education, support and other resources available to them in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Through diagnosis and dietary education, the Digestive Disease Center of the Hudson Valley dedicates itself to helping people with Celiac feel better and to improving their digestive health and quality of life.

To this end, the Digestive Disease Center has created the Digestive Disease Center Community Fund in an effort to diagnose individuals, to educate patients and clinicians, to advocate for patients and to promote gastrointestinal health in the Mid-Hudson Valley Community.

9 am Highland Walkway Entrance

WALK BEGINS: 10 am @ Highland Entrance of the ‘Walkway over the Hudson’ to Poughkeepsie side and back. Music provided by Q-92 Lite FM. The Walk will be followed by a Gluten-Free Fair with music, gluten-free food and vendors.

Pre-Registration: $20 (Includes walk, t-shirt and bottle of water)
Late Registration: $25 on Day of Event

Kids under 16 walk for free!

If you can't join us for the walk, please consider sending your donation online below or mail your check to the address below. Make check payable to Digestive Disease Center Community Fund:

The Walk for Celiac Disease
Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
80 Washington Street, Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

For more information about the walk, contact Jeanine Agnolet, Event Organizer,[masked] or e-mail jagnolet@

Parking, directions, etc:

Transportation: You can get to the Highland side of the Walkway Over the Hudson via Poughkeepsie. Take MetroNorth to the very last stop on the Poughkeepsie line. The Walkway is a 10 minute walk from the train station. The start of the event is on the opposite side of the Hudson which is accessible via the bridge. Click here for more information about the Walkway including driving directions.


Litefm 92.1


Main Printing

Prometheus Therapeutics & Diagnostics

Dutchess Proprint

***Live Entertainment with Joe Daily !!****


Music and entertainment will be provided by
Clear Channel Radio - Lite FM 92.1 all morning long!

** Warm up with Chelby's Zumba**


Enjoy an awesome morning warm-up before the walk begins with Chelby and her fantastic Zumba workout looking out over the beautiful Walkway Over the Hudson!

Chelby’s Zumba at NYKA Karate, located on the Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park border, boasts a 2,000 plus square foot facility. Known as the cleanest fitness facility in the Mid-Hudson Valley, we are fully equip with a large, unobstructed training floor, a full Pro Shop for all your martial art and Zumba supply needs, and a VIP viewing area, it is no wonder Chelby’s Zumba at NYKA Karate is the fastest growing Zumba program in Dutchess County.

*Chat with a Gluten Free Travel Resource*


Erin Smith Founder at Gluten-Free Globetrotter
Location Greater New York City Area

A pro at living with Celiac disease and eating gluten-free. 30+ years and counting!

Every Registered Walker Gets a Chance to Win!
With every registration, each walk participant receives a chance to win our
GLUTEN FREE GIVE-AWAY BASKET with gifts worth over $200!!!
The basket will be filled to the brim with gluten free baking mixes, pasta and other treats as well as gift certificates from:
and MORE!!!

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  • Erin S.

    Excellent job by the Mid-Hudson CDF group!

    May 20, 2012

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