Register for the next Eating Disorders Awareness
Pre-registrator on or before March 1, 2013 (not required, but is encouraged)
Please raise funds by donating and by asking others to donate to EDCI. Let any donators know that you will be walking on their behalf to support awareness, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders. A t-shirt will be awarded to each individual who raises $100 or more.
Presented by: Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa (EDCI); ISU Student Counseling Services, Program for Women in Science and Engineering, ISU Committee on Lectures, Graduate Students of: Education and Clinical Psychology, Division of Student Affairs, Student Athlete Affairs, Collegiate Panhellenic Council, College of Human Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Department of Kinesiology.
Documentary: Miss Representation
ISU Campus Carver Hall Room 101, Ames, IA
By Jennifer Siebel Newsom; Q & A Panel to follow
Rock Your Body Party
ISU Campus State Gym
Enjoy some YOU time! Something for Everyone
Art Gallery of Body Acceptance
Margaret Sloss Women's Center
Performance: The Thin Line
ISU Campus Great Hall, Memorial Union Ames, IA
One woman documentary about the impact of eating disorders on an individual and those that care about them.
Waukee High School, IA
9 - 2:30 p.m.
The Thin Line performance, Seminars, Silent Auction and Inspirational Stroll
10 a.m. The Thin Line
A powerful performance that breaks the silence on eating disorders.
Eating disorders in schools are as prevalent as alcohol and drug abuse, and 86 percent of people report that their eating disorder started before the age of 20. *And an estimated 25 percent of college students suffer from eating disorders.*
Eating disorders among our young people are well hidden, dangerously glamorized, socially contagious, and becoming an epidemic. It is the mental illness with the highest fatality rate; yet the stigma surrounding the disease allows many to suffer alone to face the threat of death or severe lifelong ailments. There is growing concern that the dominant national discourse on tackling obesity could exacerbate disordered eating amount our children.
But prevention and recovery are possible.
The Thin Line uses live theater to break the silence on eating disorders, reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, and pave the way to prepare young adults for the intensive pressure of high school, college, and beyond. The program helps begin the conversation about eating disorders by illustrating the pain of one girl's struggle and her loved ones' resolve to understand and to help.
Compose to present a wider understanding of the impact of eating disorders, The Thin Line features four characters with distinct voices all played by a professional actor. Characters include (in order of appearance): Cindy, a friend; Ellen, a girl struggling with an eating disorder; Ellen's negative voice; and Ellen's mother. As the play unfolds, Ellen's illness progresses and the complications and stakes get higher.
As a result of seeing The Thin Line, 90% of audience members knew exactly where to go to get help if they or someone they know is suffering from an eating disorder.
Following The Thin Line, there will be a Q & A panel of local eating disorder treatment team members.
Attend 3 of the 5 one- hour, unique and insightful sessions: 9-9:45 a.m., 11:45-12:30 p.m., and 12:45-1:30 p.m.
Professionals seeking CEU credits on the topic of eating disorders will choose 1 intensive three-hour training held 9-10, breaking 10-11 to attend 'The Thin Line', and resuming after lunch 11:45-1:30 p.m.
Don't Fight your Genes, Change your Jeans - At any of our events, bring us those jeans and pants that haunt you. Time to accept the body you have and wear clothes you feel comfortable in! All items will be donated to charity!
Speechless, inspired, in awe, moved to tears…. The Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa (EDCI) founding board continues to struggle putting our reactions to the amazing February Awareness Weekend into words. We are so thrilled with attendance at our events, the education people received, the relationships that were strengthened and the attention drawn to eating disorders.
The events started with author and presenter, Shannon Cutts, presenting both in Ames at the ISU campus and in Des Moines. Shannon's personal experience of recovery from eating disorders and the mentoring program she facilitates were an inspiration to everyone.
We were blessed with many, many silent auction items.
Three educational seminars were presented on Saturday morning: Eating Disorders 101; Interrupting the Cycle: Healthy Coping Skills; and I am Enough– a personal story of recovery.
An motivational indoor walk for awareness and inspirational balloon release, in honor of those fighting ED, in celebration of those who have recovered and in memory of those who have lost their battle with their eating disorders, concluded the events.
We can not begin to thank you for supporting EDCI, with your presence, your donations, and your support for helping Iowans whose lives are touched by eating disorders.