Monday, January 3, 2011

The end of 2010 and the beginning of a great 2011!

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) hope you enjoyed a holiday season filled with joy, good food and love. As 2010 came to a close we reflected on the incredible work that every EDC advocate and Member Organization helped us accomplish.

As an EDC advocate, you lent of your time, heart, and energy and made our Letter-Writing campaigns a success, our work with the Office of the First Lady a success, and our 2010 Lobby Days were our biggest and most effective yet. By being an advocate and/or Member Organization of the EDC, you helped ensure that we continued on our way to passing the first ever comprehensive eating disorders bill in the history of Congress: the Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act (FREED Act). You can be proud of your role in ensuring that more people recover and fewer will die from lack of treatment; that greater research funding and opportunities will exist; and that more education and prevention programs are available.

For those of you who came to Washington DC for lobby days, we thank you for the time and dollars it took to make that happen. Your commitment and voices make a difference. So many of you were brave enough to share your personal stories of both challenge and hope with Members of Congress and we gained great support for the FREED Act. With your continued involvement in 2011, we will remain committed to passing federal policy that saves lives and offers hope to millions of people.

Enjoy and be healthy as you transition into the New Year. We look forward to seeing you and hearing your voices again, as well as meeting and hearing the voices of new advocates, in 2011.

With love and light, and our sincerest thanks, ~The EDC...

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