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Candlelight Vigil to Increase Awareness of Eating Disorders

Members of the Denver community touched by eating disorders to convene during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Mental health champions and local community members whose lives have been touched by eating disorders will gather on Tuesday to raise awareness for eating disorders, America’s deadliest mental illness. Attendees will commemorate those who have lost their lives, support those who struggle with these illnesses and honor people who have found their way to the light of a lasting recovery.  Donations made that evening will contribute to ongoing Eating Disorder Foundation education initiatives. What: Candlelight Vigil and Wine Reception When: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Complimentary wine reception to start at 5 p.m., Vigil to follow at 6:30 p.m. Where: Wellshire Event Center (formerly Wellshire Inn), 3333 South Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Who: The Eating Disorder Foundation, a Denver-based non-profit organization committed to education and advocacy initiatives to prevent and eliminate eating disorders, has organized the candlelight vigil to raise additional awareness of this widespread disease that impacts more than 11 million people in the United States. Eating Recovery Center, a licensed and Joint Commission accredited behavioral hospital providing comprehensive treatment and sustainable recovery for eating disorders.

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center are accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

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