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Here are some updates about some of the events and activities that will be happening for the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) Campaign, which begin in February!
PEDAW has guest bloggers lined up to share their perspectives and insights relating to eating disorders, body image, etc. throughout the month of February: www.loveourbodiesloveourselves.blogspot.ca
PEDAW Wristband Challenge:
Individuals, organizations, even some well-known people in BC have been requesting wristbands to participate in our Wristband Photo Challenge. We plan on revealing new photos through our social media channels during the month of February. Missed the January 20th deadline to participate in the Challenge, but still want a wristband? If you live in BC, you can order one for free by emailing your name and address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purple for PEDAW!
Wear Purple in support of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign February 7th. Tweet @loveourbodies or share photos of you wearing purple on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves
Join our event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/722953724404917/
BC Place Lights Up Purple for PEDAW!
If you’re in Vancouver, check out BC Place on February 7th to see the lights turn purple for eating disorder awareness.
Location: 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC
Lights on in the morning approximately from 7:45am - Sunrise
Evening: approximately from 4:45pm - 11pm
PEDAW Event Calendar:
We’ve added a section to our blog that includes an events calendar. Check it out here: http://loveourbodiesloveourselves.blogspot.ca/p/events-calendar.html
Posters to be distributed to a number of libraries throughout BC with the phrase, Your weight is not your worth.
The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is a BC Province wide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self-esteem. The initiative is led by Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program at Family Services of the North Shore in collaboration with Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Looking Glass Foundation, St. Paul ’s Specialized Adult Eating Disorder Program, BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program, and Healthy Minds, Healthy Campuses. PEDAW is launched the first full week in February with activities and events taking place throughout the year.
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