Why it's time to Show Up, STAND UP for Eating Disorders
We cannot afford to continue diluting the life and death seriousness of eating disorders. Eating disorders look like a death wish. One that threatens the sufferer’s mere existence; threatens their hopes and dreams for the future; threatens their ability to bear children; threatens the functioning of every one of their vital organs; and paralyzes families mentally, physically, and financially.
March Against ED!
On October 27 we will gather in Washington DC for the second March Against Eating Disorders. We will stand on the Mall — united. Parents, sufferers, families, clinicians, teachers, providers, researchers and legislators. Joining hands. The landscape has never been better. Anna’s Law has bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate. Together we have the opportunity to start the conversation and save an untold number of lives. But we must show up. We must stand up.
If we don't stand up for ourselves or for our loved ones, who will?
So my plea to you is this … we each must do one thing. One thing to create change. Please take two days out of your life for the March Against ED and EDC lobby day to share your story, raise your voice, and give eating disorders a ‘face’. We have been silent for far too long.
The silence will end October 27.
The time is NOW.
I know many of you are in the throes of supporting a child or loved one with an eating disorder. You would love to attend the March, but feel that there is no way this is possible. My plea to you is this… Attending the March could be the best thing you do; for you and for your loved one. This will give you the opportunity to meet moms and families walking similar journeys. The opportunity to put on your oxygen mask. The opportunity to feel like you're not so isolated, so alone. It will empower you. So if you have the ability to take two days out of your life, do this for you. Do it for your loved one. Do it for the MILLIONS that deserve the chance for recovery. Do it so you have the strength and courage to continue the fight!