TEP invitationI love working with non-profit clients.  One of them is The Elisa Project and they have their 9th annual Life Lessons Luncheon coming up on March 26th.  The keynote speaker is Amanda Beard, a seven-time Olympic medal winner. After the luncheon, she will stay and autograph her book – In the water they can’t see you cry.

Amanda Beard book

There are a few tables and seats still available so be sure to click this link to get involved.  Can’t attend that day? You can still donate to the cause by purchasing a raffle ticket or making a donation.  Click this link to see the fabulous raffle prizes.  TEP Luncheon Raffle Flyer By the way, you need not be present to win. The drawing will be held on March 26th at the luncheon event. Every dollar raised helps support their educational programs.

Kimberly Martinez, Executive Director, recently announced that The Elisa Project will bestow the 2014 Star of Hope award to Robin Bagwell and Jan Osborn. “Robin and Jan are the two most deserving individuals who have continued to serve and promote our mission.  They are both former luncheon co-chairs and The Elisa Project is thrilled to honor them.”  Kim Bannister is serving as this years luncheon chairman.

Kim Bannister, luncheon chair and Kim Martinez, Executive Director or The Elisa Project

Kim Bannister, Luncheon Chairman and Kimberly Martinez, Executive Director of The Elisa Project

Jan Osborn and Robin Bagwell, 2014 Star of Hope award recipients

Jan Osborn and Robin Bagwell – 2014 Star of Hope award recipients

The Elisa Project supports those suffering with disordered eating and eating disorders, and their loved-ones.  Over 30 million American women and men suffer from eating disorder illnesses each year, that’s about 1 in 20 people.  Chances are your know someone who, right now, needs your help.  Treatment is costly and the road to recovery long.  The Elisa Project’s efforts in prevention and awareness education is making a difference; knowledge is the key.

The purpose of the event is to raise mission-critical funds for The Elisa Project that will be used to provide school-age and community education and prevention programs throughout North Texas, as well as resource and referral services to help patients and families struggling with eating disorders find treatment and support.

The Elisa Project was established in 1999 and is dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through awareness, education, support and advocacy.   Eating disorders – including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder – affect up to 24 million children and adults in the U.S.  These disorders are complex mental illnesses that have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness – up to 20%.  They don’t discriminate, but affect both males and females of all ages, races, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.  When we consider the devastating physical and psychological impact of eating disorders, it’s vital that we continue to expand our prevention and intervention efforts and to improve access to treatment.

The Elisa Project 
(214) 369-5222






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