On May 14, 2013, Olympic athletes Rosie MacLennan and Sara Gairdner were in attendance for an evening to benefit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, in their annual fundraiser. It was well-attended at one of my favourite Toronto art galleries, the Thompson Landry Gallery, in the Distillery District with 160 people attending with live art, good food, a large silent auction and a grand prize of a one-of-a-kind Trampoline Party for 8 with Olympic athletes Rosie MacLennan, Sarah Gairdner and Jason Burnett. The evening resulting in $60,000 raised with proceeds supporting the 11,000 individuals who are affected by an eating disorder or are at risk of developing one.
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation. One of our main goals is to inform the public about eating disorders and related issues.
The Mental Health Programs and Services division of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has mandated NEDIC to provide information about issues related to eating disorders, including up-to-date information on what treatment is available.
NEDIC is a program of the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. For more info visit www.nedic.ca