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gail schoenback

kim dennis

doris smeltzer

constance rhodes

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Walk Toward Recovery   

1st Annual University Eating Disorder Awareness Walk

Held at Boston University's Nickerson Field
Emceed by Magic 1067's Candy O'Terry
May 4, 2014 | 10:30am - 12:00pm


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THE 1ST ANNUAL UNIVERSITY EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WALK, WalkTowardRecovery, will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014 (rain or shine) at Boston University's Nickerson Field from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.).

Emceed by Magic 1067's Candy O'Terry, the walk will shed light on the often-ignored issues that college students face, such as poor body image, eating disorders and co-occurring depression.

Proceeds from this Walk will help fund scholarships for college students in need of eating disorder treatment. All donations will be given to the FREED Foundation, a non-profit organization that has been raising funds for treatment for over a decade.
All donations are tax deductible.

There is a Walk registration fee of $10.
www.walktowardrecovery.com

JOIN US!
We are looking for walking teams from every university
in the Greater Boston area to
register now

DID YOU KNOW?
A recent Healthy Minds Study (HMS) was conducted at nearly 100 universities to assess
the prevalence of disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction among college students
across the country. Some of the findings included:

Preoccupation with body shape/weight and internalization of the
"thin" ideal
are highly prevalent

• More than 25 percent of students say they "need to be very thin
in order to feel good about themselves"

Sixteen percent of females report that food "dominates" their lives;
eight percent of males report that food "dominates" their lives

More than one-third of students who screen positive for an eating disorder
also screen positive for depression and/or anxiety

• Though nearly 60 percent of students with positive eating disorder screens
perceive a need for help, about two-thirds have not received
professional mental health treatment


FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Gail Schoenbach, Executive Director of the FREED Foundation
Dr. Kim Dennis, CEO and Medical Director at Timberline Knolls
Doris Smeltzer from Andrea's Voice Foundation
Constance Rhodes from FINDINGbalance, who will also perform
her song, "More Than A Number"


 

 

 

THE EVENT WILL ALSO FEATURE A SPECIAL ART EXHIBIT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EATING DISORDERS PROFESSIONALS (IADEP) TITLED "IMAGINE ME BEYOND WHAT YOU SEE."

 

MUSICAL GUEST: ELEMENT 78


 

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PRESS INQUIRIES
Interviews & High Resolution Images
Dayla Arabella Santurri, 781-479-6951
Dayla@DaylaArabella.com

 

VENUE INFORMATION
Boston University's
Nickerson Field
285 Babcock Street
Boston, MA 02215

 

EVENT INFORMATION
May 4, 2014 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
register now

 

For more information on Hynes Recovery Services:
Dawn Hynes
Dawn@hynesrecovery.com

 

 

Media and Video Sponsors:
BWME logo

 Gates Studio

maverick productions

 


Hynes Recovery Services
and the F.R.E.E.D. Foundation are honored to have the organizations listed below as supporters of this event. Due to their generous support, we will be able to provide much needed financial assistance to college students in need of treatment.

 

Premier Sponsor:

Timberline Knolls logo

 

Speaker Sponsors:

Walden

center for discovery

avalon hills


Eating Recovery Center

 

Platinum Sponsors:

• Boston Children's Hospital Female Athlete Program: Division of Sports Medicine
• Eating Disorders Coalition

Gold Sponsors:

• Mental Fitness, Inc.
• O'Connor Professional Group

Silver Sponsors:

• Andrea's Voice Foundation
• ED Collaborative of Massachusetts
• FINDINGbalance
• Mended Wing Counseling
• Screening for Mental Health

In-Kind Sponsors:

• ANAD
• AddVerb
• BEDA
• Behavioral Nutrition
• BingeBehavior
• Body Project
• Eating Disorders Institute
• Eating Disorders Resource Center
• Emerge
• FEAST
• Healthy Minds Network
• Hope Network
• Mainely Girls
• Rewrite Beautiful
• Soolman Nutrition
• We Are Diabetes

Exhibit Sponsors:

• Cambridge Eating Disorders Center
• The Emily Program
• Monte Nido

 

For more information on this event, or to learn about walk sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dawn Hynes, Event Co-Chair at: Dawn@hynesrecovery.com.

 

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“It means so much to students to have eating disorder awareness events on campus. These events give two powerfully healing messages. One is, 'You are not alone.' The other is, 'We care deeply about you.' Working with Dawn to plan a major community event at our university, helped support the students who face these issues, their friends and loved ones, as well as the staff who care for them. Dawn is a wonderful, skillful, thoughtful partner for eating and body image awareness events." – Susanna (Zan) Barry, college health education and outreach