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7th Annual Remembering Renata Hope Always Walk

The Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador invite you to join us for the 7th Annual Remembering Renata Hope Always Walk.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Walking for Hope Always will raise funds for important education and support programs across Newfoundland and Labrador.

If you are interested in helping us raise funds for our various family education and support groups, pledge sheets are now available.

We are currently looking for volunteers to organize the Hope Always Walk in various communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, if you’re interested in chairing the Walk in your community please contact us for more information.
To obtain a Pledge Sheet or for more information please contact Eating Disorder Foundation of NL at 709-722-0500
Email: info@edfnl.ca



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9th Annual Remembering Renata Golf Tournament

9Th Annual Eating Disorder Foundation Remembering Renata Golf tournament

Bally Haly Golf Course Thursday, September 24, 2015

$750.00 per 5 person team
$150 Individual Entry
$125.00 Hole Sponsor
$125.00 Proud Supporter
$1000.00 GOLD Sponsorship all inclusive PLUS all media recognition
Donate a Prize

For more information please contact co-chairs
Ted Cantwell                                               Steve Bragg
ted.cantwell@cbrands.com                         stbragg@deloitte.ca
709-685-0809                                            709-727-8512

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Chairperson’s Message Update

The Foundation Meets with the Minister of Health and Continues its Efforts for an Inpatient Eating Disorder Intensive Care Program

The Foundation met with the Minister of Health last week to continue our discussion for an Inpatient Program for our eating disorder families. It was a very good and productive session and hopefully it contributed to our ongoing efforts for such a program; the Minister is listening. Please see the below Justification Case for an Inpatient Program which we presented to the Minister for his consideration. It  certainly appears there is now total consensus amongst eating disorder stakeholders that such a program is needed. I would ask our eating disorder families to discuss the need for this program with your MHA’s and other healthcare leadership officials as they need to better understand the inpatient healthcare needs for eating disorder families. The personal stories are helping, please continue to do what you can to help us achieve a more positive outcome. We are making good progress and I am optimistic that in time we will be successful.


Vince Withers
Chairperson, EDFNL


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Chairperson’s Message – Call to Action

I wrote the following article (see below this message) in an effort to highlight and advocate the critical need for an Intensive Care Eating Disorder Inpatient Program. As the article states this is urgently needed and has to be given a higher priority by our healthcare leadership. It would be helpful and proactive if we could join together and lobby our politicians, healthcare officials and interested stakeholder groups to respond sooner than later as this is a matter of life and death for some of our eating disorder families. Families have significant power when it comes to influencing our politicians to act more decisively and I call on you in your various capacities to do what you can to help us achieve our objective.
Thanks for your ongoing support,
Vince Withers
Chairperson, Eating Disorder Foundation of NL (more…)

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Siblings of Hope

“Siblings of Hope” support group is a monthly group designed to help educate and support brothers and sisters (18 years and older) who are currently supporting a sibling through recovery of an eating disorder. (more…)

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