In the News:
Support NEDA's Pennsylvania Advocacy Day on June 6, 2017.
Join NEDA in their advocacy efforts to support eating disorders legislation that would improve eating disorders awareness and prevention by requiring schools to provide educational materials about eating disorders for parents. For more information, please see their blog post about this event.
AABA welcomes new Support Group Leader, Madeline Gray, LSW.
Although saddened that support group leader, Melissa Harrison, CRNP, is not longer able to continue with the group, the board is thrilled to introduce Madeline Gray, LSW, a therapist who can take over leadership of the group without missing a beat. For more about Madeline, see the support group page.
An impressive fundraiser from an impressive student!
Shyanne Paez, a senior at New Foundations Charter High School, approached AABA with an offer to start a fundraiser. After completing a health project at school, Shyanne was "shocked and deeply affected by the impact bulimia has on people."
Shyanne was motivated to develop a fundraising project of her own. She decided to support efforts to educate and help those struggling with eating disorders through bake sales, T-shirts sales, and candy sales. Along with the items that are sold, customers also receive a fact sheet about bulimia, a periwinkle purple ribbon, and a pin saying "Loving yourself is beautiful." Photos below show the pins, along with candy from the sales. Shyanne's goal is "to educate others on eating disorders, specifically bulimia, and to promote self-acceptance." She has offered to donate all proceeds from this campaign to AABA.
The AABA board are honored that Shyanne chose to designate AABA as recipient for these donations, and are so impressed with her generosity and dedication. We are very grateful for Shyanne's efforts.
Thank you, Shyanne!
The American Anorexia and Bulimia Association is a non-profit organization that is supported by concerned members of the public and healthcare professions. AABA provides support, resources and advocacy for individuals with eating disorders and their loved ones.
Our mission is carried out through the following services:
AABA is proud to be a network member of the National Eating Disorders Association.
*Please be aware that e-mail messages are checked weekly and that AABA is not available to assist with crises. If you need immediate assistance, please contact 911 or go to your local emergency room for treatment.