Eating Disorder Awareness Week
February 1 – 7 2017
Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) provides an opportunity for organizations across Canada to come together to generate understanding of these fatal mental illnesses, and to debunk the stigma surrounding eating disorders by spreading the message that they are NOT a choice.
Throughout EDAW 2017, Hopewell willbe working with community groups and schools to offer age-appropriate presentations on positive self-esteem and media literacy, as an important component of our prevention and education mandate.
We are hosting a Hopewell Marketplace event on Sunday, February 5th at the Glebe Community Centre, where local businesses are coming together to raise funds for Hopewell in recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. We expect over 20 vendors to be on-site from 11:00am – 2:00 pm; please join us to shop local and help Hopewell.
We have partnered with The Table Restaurant for a “Food Heals” event on Monday, February 6th – when you eat at The Table that day, a portion of their profits will be donated to Hopewell. We invite you to save up your “dining out” dollars to join us at The Table on February 6th, and help fund our vital programs and services.
Nationally, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre will be hosting its 3rd annual Twitter chat at noon on Wednesday, February 1st. Hopewell will also be joining the National Initiative on Eating Disorders (NIED) for an outreach event on Parliament Hill on Thursday, February 2nd.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to speak with us about how you or your organization can participate in EDAW 2017, or if you would like printable copies of our poster, or graphics for Facebook or Twitter. We also encourage you to follow #EDAW2017 on Twitter to keep up to date on what organizations like Hopewell are undertaking all across Canada!
"This self-help group has been a really important step in my recovery.”
“This binge eating group helps me save a small piece of me every week and it’s offering me the opportunity to feel safe and loved.”
“I had wanted support in a group setting for many years, and finally got it. I hope this support community continues to grow and touch others lives like it did mine.”