Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders to Participate in Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED), a North Carolina nonprofit providing education, resources, and support to individuals, families, and professionals concerned with disordered eating and recovery from eating disorders, is excited to announce Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024, taking place Feb. 26 – March 3, 2024.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is an annual campaign to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders and to provide hope, support, and visibility to individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

This year’s theme is “Healing in Community.” A supportive environment plays a powerful part in the healing process.

“This is a time when all those concerned with eating disorders have an opportunity to come together for greater reach,” says Simone Seitz, executive director, CRC for ED. “The awareness allows us to bring information to the public; point individuals, families, and professionals to where they may obtain and/or provide support; and bring this life-threatening illness and the systemic barriers to care to light.”

This year, CRC for ED is partnering with Representative Deb Butler of District 18. On May 7, Eating Disorder Awareness Week will be formally recognized on the chamber floor of the North Carolina House of Representatives via a representative statement. Rep. Butler shares, “We cannot change things we are unaware of, so please join us as we continue to raise awareness about eating disorders because that is the first step in saving lives.”