Eating disorder awareness events open to community
Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority at SUNY Fredonia is hosting its second annual Eating Disorders Aware-ness Week. The week will be dedicated to spreading information and raising awareness about the eating disorders that touch the lives of men and woman everywhere.
The local community is welcome to attend these event according to Olivia Phillips, the sorority’s vice president for programming.
This year’s eating disorders awareness week includes a candlelight vigil on Thursday, an information campaign, and a Zumba Class on Wednesday.
The Zumba class will be held at 7 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipur-pose room. The class will be led by Sam Schlein, a friend of the sorority. The purpose of the class is to promote becoming fit and healthy in a positive healthy way. The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon will also be spreading information on eating disorders and about the week’s events in McEwen Hall on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The traditional candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. in Thompson Hall, Room W101. Dr. Jessica Akey from the communications department will speak on body image. The group will then take the Association for Anorexia and other Associated Disorders pledge. This event will conclude with a performance by the campus a capella group, Much More Chill. A $1 donation will be collected at the door to benefit ANAD.
“We are proud to bring these events to the campus again this year,” Phillips said “ANAD is not only a philanthropy of Delta Phi Epsilon, it is also an organization dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of young woman.”