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Beyond Celiac is the leading catalyst for a celiac disease cure in the United States, serving as a patient advocacy and research-driven organization working to drive diagnosis and accelerate the discovery of new treatments.

Founded in 2003 by CEO Alice Bast, Beyond Celiac was the first patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the environment in order to drive diagnosis from a mere 3% and enable access to the only treatment for celiac disease: gluten-free food.

Alice developed her vision based on her own devastating personal experience of delivering a stillbirth, suffering multiple miscarriages and giving birth to a baby born at only 3 pounds as a result of undiagnosed celiac disease. With a passion to prevent others from suffering as she had, the goal was to create a leading organization that would initially spread awareness to drive diagnosis of celiac disease on a national level and, ultimately, raise funds for research to better understand the causes, mechanisms and treatment of celiac disease.

Over the years, Beyond Celiac has helped increase the rate of diagnosis to what some researchers estimate is 50%. Beyond Celiac worked with food manufacturers and stores to increase the affordability and availability of gluten-free food. Now, Beyond Celiac is focused on driving research toward a cure by the year 2030.

By engaging with the top scientists in the field, making the right investments in research and supporting the broad community of those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, Beyond Celiac is creating a future in which people can live healthy lives and eat without fear –a world Beyond Celiac.
www.BeyondCeliac.org

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