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Be Brave on Giving Tuesday November 29

Eating disorders are wiping out our loved ones. It’s wiping them out financially, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. Here's how you can be brave and help make a difference.

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As Executive Director of Eating Recovery Foundation, I witness the profound difference my colleagues make in the lives of those with eating disorders. I am inspired by their dedication and compassion. As I move towards 2017, I look to bring a stronger voice for those with eating disorders, wanting to move the needle forward when it comes to understanding this devastating disease and why we are losing so many to the variations of the disease. This illness is wiping out our mothers, sisters and brothers, and our families. It’s wiping them out financially, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually.
I don’t find myself discouraged by the enormity of the challenge, over 30 million in the U.S. alone will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime. Recently, I had a chance to meet my source of inspiration–Nicole–who encourages me to make brave choices each day. 
I had the chance to share Eating Recovery Foundation’s mission with over 60 warriors who were at different places in their (or their loved ones) recovery at a recent retreat. I wanted to leave each of them with a message that acknowledges the value of their journey, one I carry with me as I represent a sense of urgency that speaks to my heart and my mind.
I gifted each attendee with a small, gold-framed image I share with you. Be brave. I found that Nicole, a beneficiary of Eating Recovery Foundation’s Care Fund, keeps that frame on her nightstand. She shared the message speaks to the power of her recovery. It challenges her to not sit by and wait for others to move her forward. To me, it’s the challenge to believe that we are all, in fact, the ones we have been waiting for. 
Eating Recovery Foundation couldn’t be more proud to participate in our first Giving Tuesday, united in the spirit of giving! 
When you give on this special day, your gift will save and improve lives of those struggling with eating disorders. Please make a meaningful gift on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016 You can schedule your donation now! www.givingtuesday.org
#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. 
As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. Be brave and give a gift to Eating Recovery Foundation and be a part of an international movement to assist others in a meaningful way.
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