Thursday, March 4, 2010
Esteem Fashion Show
Yesterday I attended the Esteem Fashion Show. The event was the newest of The Elisa Project – it is a celebration of positive body image that was held in conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. "The Elisa Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through awareness, information, education, support, and advocacy. The Elisa Project was founded in 1999 by Rick and Leslie McCall in memory of their daughter Elisa McCall, a vibrant 20-year old college student who suffered with the pain of an eating disorder and ultimately took her own life. She recorded her struggle in a personal journal and its posthumous publication has inspired many in our community to join in combating eating disorders. The McCalls wanted to share the message that recovery from eating disorders is possible and that no one should have to suffer or recover alone."
"By helping to increase awareness about eating disorders and the importance of positive body image, ESTEEM encourages people to love themselves while striving to be healthy".
This information can be found at: http://www.theelisaproject.org/