Celiac Kids in Motion

Celiac Disease Foundation’s Student Ambassadors

Gluten-Free Living (GFL) magazine and the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) have a shared vision: to promote the advancement of celiac disease research and spotlight celiac and gluten-free champions in our community. With this vision in mind, GFL is proud to introduce passionate and dedicated CDF Student Ambassadors from across the U.S. These Student Ambassadors empower children, teens and young adults to explore their passions and find their voice to educate their peers about living with gluten-related disorders and the importance of getting tested for celiac disease. In addition to these critical missions, the Student Ambassadors raise funds to support research initiatives, which accelerate the search for better treatments and a cure for celiac disease.

Meet five of CDF’s impressive and dedicated Student Ambassadors.

Alex Bender, New Jersey


Read about this impressive 9-year-old who collects donations toward a cure for celiac in place of birthday presents.

Jillian Estell, California


Find out how this talented 14-year-old is increasing celiac awareness while raising money to help find a cure.

Jonny Grossman, New York



Learn how this 17-year-old dedicates his time and efforts to raise awareness and funds for the Celiac Disease Foundation.

Rayna & Hallie Katzman, New Jersey


Read about these hard-working 17-year-olds’ efforts to spread awareness and raise money, including publishing their own book.

Sophie Wallack, California



Find out how this 13-year-old created her own online gluten-free bakery to raise money toward a cure for celiac.

Photos courtesy of Celiac Disease Foundation

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