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Get Involved During NEDA Week!

By: Rachel Tenny, MA, LPCA, Renfrew's Alumni Coordinator

Posted on February 25, 2019



Each year at the end of February, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) hosts a one week event, bringing awareness to the severity and prevalence of eating disorders.

If you are new to NEDA Week, here are a few details about the 7-day event, held between February 25 – March 3, 2019:

NEDA Week is a collective effort of primary volunteers, including eating disorder professionals, healthcare providers, students, educators, social workers, and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment.

In recognition of NEDA Week, The Renfrew Center is sponsoring its 2nd Annual This is ME! campaign by asking alumni, loved-ones and community members to share an unfiltered photo that celebrates the truth, as well as sharing daily prompts and activities for current program patients.

Interested in getting involved?

Below are a few ways you can support yourself or those who are struggling with an eating disorder during this special awareness week.

1) Participate in Renfrew's This is ME – The Unfiltered Truth! Campaign*

Post an unfiltered photo on social media showing your true self, using the #ThisIsMeUnfiltered2019 – we want to meet the real YOU!

We encourage you to follow us on social media (@RenfrewCenter) to see our updates over the next few days.



2) Share Your Recovery Story
Sharing your story can be a powerful experience for both you and those around you. This week take time to share your story with a friend, loved-one or even us, at alumni@renfrewcenter.com. By sharing your recovery journey, others may be able to find hope and discover eating disorder resources.


3) Find an Event Near You
Many of our sites are hosting FREE events open to alumni or community members during NEDA Week. If you don't live near one of our sites, check out the NEDA website to find a local event.

Atlanta, GA - Wednesday, February 27th | More Information >
Baltimore, MD - Tuesday, February 26th | More Information >
Bethesda, MD - Wednesday, February 27th | More Information >
Charlotte, NC - Saturday, March 2nd | More Information >
Chicago, IL - Thursday, February 28th | More Information >
Los Angeles, CA - Friday, March 1st | More Information >
Mount Laurel, NJ - Wednesday, February 27th | More Information >
Nashville, TN - Monday, February 25th | More Information >
Orlando, FL - Tuesday, February 26th | More Information >
Pittsburgh, PA - Wednesday, February 27th | More Information >
Ridgewood, NJ - Monday, February 25th | More Information >
West Palm Beach, FL - Wednesday, February 27th | More Information >

Alumni are welcome to attend ANY of the above events, no matter where you received treatment.

*If you have body image issues that make participating in this program challenging, talk to your treatment team before joining the campaign.

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