Walk Towards Awareness
Sponsored walk to raise awareness of kids with coeliac disease
- 7,300 Irish children undiagnosed.
- Walk or run 2km or 5km during Coeliac Awareness Week (13-19 May)
- All funds raised go towards new Food List app for members!
Coeliac disease sufferers are planning to walk around Ireland twice to raise awareness for the estimated 7,300 children who have the condition but are undiagnosed.
The Coeliac Society of Ireland says around 20 percent of the 36,500 people in Ireland with undiagnosed coeliac disease are aged under 14, based on EU norms.
The Society has enlisted its army of 3,600 members for a sponsored walk to raise awareness of the issue. They plan to walk or run between 2km and 5km, which is the equivalent of at least 7,314km or 1km for every undiagnosed child and amounts to walking around Ireland twice.
The event is taking place during Coeliac Awareness Week, which runs from 13th-19th May this year and is focused on children coeliac sufferers with the theme ‘Grow With Us’.