Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) Events for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

PEDAW on January 26, 2015
The National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) takes place February 1-7, 2015 and the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign has a number of activities for you to take part, no matter where you live.

Host an event in your community!

Have you heard of our PEDAW in a Box kit? It’s filled with ideas you can do in your own community.  Download for free. And make sure to submit your event to our events calendar.

PEDAW Wristband Challenge 

Photo from our 2014 Challenge with The Fraser North Child & Youth Eating Disorder Team from Port Moody
Grab your camera, order your free wristband and get ready for our 2015 Wristband Challenge! (open to residents of BC)
To participate:
1) BC residents can order a free Love our Bodies, Love Ourselves wristband here.
2)During the week of February 1-7th, 2015, take a photo with the wristband and post to our Twitter and Facebook pages. 

Purple for #PEDAW

Join us on February 6th and wear purple to show your support for Eating Disorders Awareness! Tweet us or share photos wearing purple on our Facebook event page.

Structures turning #Purple4PEDAW:
BC Place, the dome at Science World at TELUS World of Science, the Olympic Cauldron at the Vancouver Convention Centre
Fountain at Lafarge Lake, Town Centre 
Park at 1205 Pinetree Way
Bastion (95 Front Street)
SOEC (South Okanagan Events Centre) 853 Eckhardt Avenue West
The Sails
**Stay tuned to our social media channels in case we have more locations!

Join our Thunderclap and help promote #Purple4PEDAW on your social media channels:

2) Select how you’d like to support: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr (make sure you click the RED boxes to be included in the percentage total)
3) On Feb. 6th, if we reach 100 supporters, it will display the message about #Purple4PEDAW on your social media

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