If you haven’t yet, mark your calendars for the Eating Disorder Coalition‘s (EDC) biannual Lobby Day, coming up on October 1, 2014! A Foundation representative will be attending and we expect to have a good turn out of volunteers and other supporters. As in the past, we will be providing four $300 scholarships to help folks on our team attend. The application can be downloaded here: LOBBY DAY APPLICATION (link is a download)
Please return completed applications to Julia Birdsall at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 22, 2014 (deadline extended). Thank you!!
Here’s some more information about the event- This year the EDC- along with Mothers Against Eating Disorders and the Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness- are also putting on the inaugural MOM March
on September 30, 2014
. The MOM March is a gathering of parents, other loved ones, those struggling with an eating disorder themselves, advocates, and any other supporters who want to gather to raise awareness and fight stigma of eating disorders. You can register for one or both events here: http://www.marchagainsted.com/2.html
We urge anyone who is an advocate for eating disorders to attend! You do not need to have prior experience lobbying. The EDC provides training and you will be in a group- never meeting representatives alone. Check out other links on the MOM March site
for more information about the timeline of events, how to prepare, etc. Hope to see you there!