In 1987, Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. A dozen eggs cost 78 cents. Gas was 95 cents per gallon. The New York Giants beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. Bov Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” was the biggest song of the year. Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Prozac made its debut in the United States. The first National Coming Out Day was held.
And Eating Disorder Awareness Week was born.
This year marks the Silver Anniversary (25 years) of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Advocates for ED recovery and awareness across the country will make their voices heard through various mediums. Common activities include candle light vigils, body image workshops, presentations by survivors and by treatment teams, and much more. This year the Inner Door Center® will be participating in several events during Eating Disorder Awareness Week and beyond to promote ED awareness. We hope that our supporters will be able to attend some of the events that we have planned or that we will be participating in.
Eating Disorder Awareness/Advocacy Events Inner Door Center® is participating in this year:
- Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 from 7-9pm – Samara Johnson, Development Director of the Inner Door Foundation will be speaking about the making of the upcoming Detroit art-based Eating Disorder fundraising outreach/awareness event at the “Everybody Knows Somebody” presentation at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak in the Administration Building Auditorium.
- Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 7pm – Megan Smith, RD will be speaking to students at Central Michigan University about the unique programs offered for eating disorders at Inner Door Center® and sharing case studies.
- Thursday, June 14th, 2012 – “Stereotype Event”, created by Samara Johnson at Inner Door Center®. Money raised from the event will be used:
- To provide a far-reaching educational network for those who struggle with Eating Disorders along with their friends and family.
- To assist with current national political advocacy efforts to include the diagnosis of eating disorders, across the spectrum, in all mental health parity legislation, and to increase advocacy efforts for mental health parity legislation specifically in Michigan.
- To provide a clinic to assist those who are denied insurance benefits when it is medically necessary that they receive treatment.