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About Step Beyond Celiac

“Sometimes you have to accept battles to get where you’re going in life. I’m not exactly sure where that is, but if these past years are any guide, then I welcome another year! My [struggle with celiac disease] brought me to help create the nation’s first Step Beyond Celiac 5K to benefit research towards a cure for celiac disease. This is about friends–new and old–giving back to community, participating in something bigger than yourself and winning….winning in life through a cure. Thanks to all who are making this happen.”—Chad Shaffer, cofounder of Step Beyond Celiac

Step Beyond Celiac 5Ks raise funds to support Beyond Celiac research efforts. In 2019, Step Beyond Celiac 5Ks were held in three cities across the US. In 2020, we’re expanding to even more locations! 

Step Beyond Celiac 5Ks raise funds to support Beyond Celiac research efforts. In 2020, we had to pivot our Step Beyond Celiac 5Ks to a virtual tour and you all pivoted right along with us! We are so grateful for your support! 

Step Beyond Celiac 5Ks launched 2017 and we have raised awareness and expanded our community reach each year since!

In 2020 together we:

  • Hosted over 1,100 virtual SBC5K participants from all 50 states and 11 different countries
  • Raised nearly $80,000 for celiac disease research – through sponsorships, team, and individual contributions.
  • Brought together our community of supporters virtually sharing stories, photos, what moves them via  #SBCwithme

None of this would be possible without the support of people like YOU! So from the bottom of our gluten free hearts, we THANK YOU! 

We look forward to sharing our 2021 plans with you soon!

About Beyond Celiac

For more than 15 years, Beyond Celiac has been the leading patient advocacy and research-driven celiac disease organization working to drive diagnosis, advance research and accelerate the discovery of new treatments and a cure. By engaging with the top scientists in the field, awarding research grants, and supporting the community, Beyond Celiac envisions a world in which people with celiac disease can live healthy lives and eat without fear – a world Beyond Celiac. Learn more about how Beyond Celiac is changing the lives of those with celiac disease and review our strategic Science Plan at BeyondCeliac.org.

Can’t attend a Step Beyond Celiac 5K but still want to help advance celiac disease research? You can donate to Beyond Celiac directly here.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in volunteering or in becoming a sponsor of Step Beyond Celiac, please contact our Director of National Programs, Suzanne Allaire, at sallaire@beyondceliac.org. You can also follow along on social media with us on our Instagram and Facebook pages. For questions about Step Beyond Celiac, please email step@beyondceliac.org or call us at 215-325-1306.

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