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Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2012 - Everybody Knows Somebody

NEDAwareness Week

The Victorian sees
the damage and pain eating disorders cause everyday which is why we anticipate
the one week in February when when we get to prevent them! Joining forces with
the National Eating Disorder Association, non-profits and activists around the
world we all do our part in spreading eating disorder awareness through
outreach, social networking and speaking engagements.  We call this week NEDAwareness Week, February
26th– March 3rd 2012. This years theme is  Everybody Knows Somebody. Meaning
we all know someone who is struggling from an eating disorder. One in three
women suffers from either anorexia, bulimia and compulsive overeating. As well,
two million men in the USA alone are suffering from eating disorders.

 

Help fight eating disorders during NEDAwareness Week by
spreading the word!

1st– Register
for NEDAwareness Week

Visit the NEDAwareness Week homepage here http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/programs-events/nedawareness-week.php 
to register and learn how you can do just one thing to
help raise awareness and become part of the solution.

2nd– Post
a Video

Post the following video to your Facebook page to let others
know about NEDAwareness Week!  video: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nedawarenessweek/6637023569/

 3rd
– Get Creative

This year NEDAwareness Week is having a Calendar Art contest: NEDA is
hosting a contest for art submissions of all kinds for their 2013 NEDA Calendar
of hope and recovery, to be sold in the NEDA store.  Download the
contest flyer for details to send to a friend!  Click here for the online submission form.  Submission
deadline: April 15th, 2012

4th
Attend a Webinar for
Volunteer Speakers and Dad’s

Some of the most passionate for eating disorder prevention are
survivors and their fathers. Attend a free webinar where you can learn how to
be the best eating disorder awareness speaker you can be: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/programs-events/nedawareness-materials-online-use.php#Webinar_Links

5th– Join
the Twitter Campaign

This year we are working on a new Twitter Campaign during NEDAwareness Week to start
a “trend” on twitter and get some major attention.  We are developing some
twitter posts about key messages that we are asking all our Partners, Sponsors,
Volunteers and Activists to tweet each day of the week.  We would love to
have you join in with tweets about eating disorder statistics, your own
experiences and links to articles.  

If you are a teen
and want to get involved you are definitely not left out!

Teen Activist Guide

If you are a teen who is passionate about changing what you
see in the media or speaking out about eating disorders this guide gives you
step-by-step instructions and suggestions on how to get involved. 
Register for NEDAwareness Week and  Check "Proud2Bme" on your registration and NEDA will send
you a FREE teen activist guide
!

Teen Blogging Guide: Check out the brand new teen
blogging guide with tips on how to start a blog, stats on eating disorders, how
to share your story responsibly and setting boundaries for yourself.  Register for NEDAwareness Week to download this free guide! 

To find out more about  NEDAwareness Week visit the
webpage:  http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/programs-events/nedawareness-week.php

Please let me know how your campaign to spread awareness
during NEDAwareness Week goes! If I can be of any help or support to anyone
please leave a comment below and I will be sure to respond. Thank you all for
your support and don’t forget Everyone Knows Somebody! You’re
helping a ton of people! Thank you!

Happy Recovery,

Irvina