Saturday, December 06, 2008

More Extreme Fundraising!

What does one have to do to raise money (and awareness) in support of a gluten-free cause?

We've seen a walk on the Appalachian Trail.

We've seen a swim through the waters off Alcatraz.

And now Michele Wallick (who has written for Gluten-Free Living) and her husband Greg, of GF Adventures, are sailing 7,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic from Cape Town, South Africa to the Brazilian islands of Fernando de Noronha.

They hope to raise $14,000 for the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) and the University of Maryland's Center for Celiac Research (UMCCR) while raising awareness that an estimated 2,700,000 Americans with celiac disease remain undiagnosed.

Well, they certainly caught my attention. I wish them well!

Do you think sailing is a breeze? Consider this video, and remember that you can make donations here!

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