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Family and Friends Newsletter
May 2015
Mark your calendar!

Please visit the Silicon Valley Gives Campaign  website on Tuesday, May 5 (12:01 am to 11:59 pm) to make your annual contribution to the EDRC. Your gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donors for this campaign. The campaign is an opportunity to share with the community our mission and to bring new donors into our family. Help us reach our goal of 100 donors. Spread the word with your family, friends and neighbors. You can also RSVP to our Facebook Event here. 

Your contributions help save lives! View the powerful video: “Those who Died Too Young”
Your contributions at work

“EDRC provided a wonderful free training for our staff at Advent Group Ministries.  Many of the clients we work with that have substance abuse issues are also simultaneously struggling with eating disorders. Advent staff walked away from this training with important tools under our belt for working with adolescents that struggle with eating disorders!” - Elise Greenaway, MSW, Step Up! Snell Community School

Purple for Eating Disorders Awareness 
The UCSC women's basketball team sported purple socks in their victory against Bristol University. EDRC volunteer and team captain, Sarah Fitzgerald, organized the event to raise awareness about eating disorders at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown, Santa Cruz.  Fans were given purple bracelets from with “accept yourself…accept others.”
         UC Santa Cruz Women's Basketball Team.

Giving Parents Hope for their Loved Ones
Terryann Sanders' Workshop gave parents tips on how to support their child with recovery.  Family members learned about the value of communication without judgment. Participants said “the workshop was very educational.” Parents have a better understanding of this complex medical and mental health illness and left the workshop saying that “we now have hope”
Did you know?          
In the United States 20 million women and 10 million men of all ages, ethnicity and socio-economic backgrounds in America struggle from an eating disorder.

According to the Eating Disorders Coalition about 50% of all people in the U.S either know someone with an eating disorder or have been personally affected by one.  An eating disorder can affect EVERY organ in the body and cause medical complications such as cardiac arrest, brain damage, osteoporosis, infertility, kidney failure, decayed teeth, muscle weakness, to name a few. However, there are major misconceptions about eating disorders, which make it harder for people to get help and find treatment. We want YOU to erase the myths!


Volunteer Spotlight

Welcome Chetan Joshi, who volunteers from his home in India!


Chetan and his wife at their favorite restaurant in Pune, India.
"I chose to volunteer at EDRC so that I could contribute in spreading awareness about eating disorders online. As a Google AdWords Certified Professional having experience working with North American businesses, I felt I could help EDRC optimize their Google advertising grant.  I hope I can contribute in a small way and make a difference in the lives of people. I would like to thank Janice and her team for all the help and support."

Strong Girls, Strong Women

“The support of EDRC is a key component in the success of the Strong Girls, Strong Women (SGSW) conference. We, at SGSW, look forward to our continued collaboration with the EDRC for the benefit of girls throughout Santa Clara County.” - Louise Persson, from the Association of University Women

A special thanks to Theresa Chesnut and Nan Shaw with the Healthy Team Project and Elizabeth Szathmary for their workshops on "Body Bashing Bonding...How Girls Connect"; and "Redefining Self-Worth in a Culture of Body Shame" respectively.


An Alternative Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa: Systemic Family Therapy

Eating Well May be the New Eating Disorder- For more information, see this article in the Mercury News.

What We Didn’t Say

Have you been denied treatment by your insurance carrier?
Contact the Autism Health Insurance Project  to obtain help.

Karen Fessel, founded the autism health insurance project, after struggling to secure services for her son, who has Asperger’s.
Fessel is now offering this insurance expertise to those struggling with eating disorders.
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