AED Booklet on Medical Risk Management Initiative
Thursday, June 02, 2011
F.E.A.S.T. Members support the AED's Medical Risk Management Guide Initiative
F.E.A.S.T., the Riederer Foundation, MEDA, and others help the AED print and distribute a NEW Medical Management Guide for Primary Care Physicians
Primary Care Physicians are often the first professionals to be consulted regarding an eating disorder. However, they often know very little about these illnesses. With this in mind, the Erin Riederer Foundation, F.E.A.S.T. and MEDA (Multi-service Eating Disorder Association) are going to collaborate to distribute the newly released Academy for Eating Disorders medical care booklets (Booklet on Medical Risk Management and other useful information for Pediatricians at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference, which will be held in October 2011 in Boston MA, USA.
June 2, 2011
F.E.A.S.T. (with the help of the Erin Riederer Foundation) has secured an exhibit booth for this purpose and we now need to print copies of the AED booklets for this endeavor. We would like to have at least 10,000 copies for distribution. Printing of 10,000 copies delivered directly to MEDA's offices (since the AAP will be in Boston) will cost approximately $3,700. In addition, we would like to have $300 for mailings (up to 100 copies each) to important organizations/educational institutions that we make contact with at the conference. Therefore, we need to raise $4,000 for this project. $2,000 has been pledged, so we are half way there!
F.E.A.S.T. is now raising funds to support the additional $2,000 needed for this project. To contribute to this initiative, make a donation through www.feast-ed.org.
Note: If additional funds are raised during this campaign, they will be used to print and distribute the AED booklets at future eating disorder meetings and/or mailings to appropriate agencies and organizations.
Thank you for your support for this important this collaborative effort!
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