Sorority Sponsors Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Truman service sorority Alpha Sigma Gamma is raising awareness of eating disorders among Kirksville residents and members of the University community.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week, through March 3, is designed to foster a better understanding of eating disorders and their effects.

Events for the week will begin with an Open Mic Night from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 28, in the Student Union Building Down Under.

On March 1, all interested individuals can participate in free eating disorders screenings from 9-11 a.m., at the University Counseling Center and from 4-5 p.m., at the Student Recreation Center.

The week’s events will also include a panel discussion from 7-8 p.m., March 1, in Violette Hall 1010. Experts in the field of eating disorders will discuss their personal knowledge and experiences and be available to answer questions from audience members.
The week will conclude with a balloon release and vigil ceremony from 5-5:30 p.m., March 2, near the flag pole on the Quadrangle.

Additionally, informational tables will be set up in the Student Union Building and McClain Hall throughout the week. Visitors at the table can purchase eating disorder scrub pants, T-shirts and/or balloons to which the name of a loved one afflicted by an eating disorder or an inspirational message may be attached for the balloon release on March 2. Money from the scrub pants, T-shirt and balloon sales will be donated to eating disorders research.

For more information on any of these events, contact Mandy Wortmann at, 627.5574 or 314.795.6329.
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