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$5,000 for celiac disease


CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- More than 100 people walked Saturday to raise more than $5,000 to fund research for Celiac Disease.  The 6th annual Celiac Walk was in Waterloo at George Wyth State Park.

Celiac Disease is a form of gluten intolerance and requires a severe diet change to avoid a variety of severe symptoms.  Profits will go toward the University of Maryland's Celiac Disease research and awareness programs.

According to Walk Coordinator Kristi Simmerman, 1% of the population has Celiac Disease.  Despite being increasingly more common, this is the only celiac walk in Iowa.

Online Producer: Jackie Manternach

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