EVENT DATE: Sep 14, 2016
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, Inc. wrote -
Eating disorders are epidemic, yet many who struggle are forced to face these illnesses in the shadows. Secrecy and stigma create barriers to the life-saving care needed by the millions facing these illnesses. Consequently, someone dies every 62 minutes as a direct result of their eating disorder.
Eating disorders are not a choice, but a mental illness that can affect anyone of any sex, age, race, gender, sexuality, social class, size or shape.
Founded in October 2000, The Alliance has worked tirelessly to raise awareness, eliminate secrecy and stigma, promote access to care and support for those susceptible to, currently struggling with, and recovered from eating disorders. The Alliance creates a bridge for those needing and seeking help by connecting people with resources and information to assist them in their recovery.
The Alliance offers educational workshops and presentations, free support groups for those struggling and for their loved ones, advocacy for eating disorders and mental health legislation, national toll-free phone help line, and referrals, support and mentoring services. All services offered by The Alliance are free-of-charge, therefore making it accessible to everyone. Since its inception, The Alliance has offered presentations on eating disorders, positive body image, and self-esteem to more than 270,000 individuals throughout Florida and nationwide.
Help us lift the veil of shame and secrecy affecting those who struggle and promote access to care.
Please join us in raising money through the Revlon Love is On Million Dollar Challenge. With your support, we can help save lives.