NEDA Awareness Week

It's Time to Talk About it!


This week is the National Eating Disorders Association's (NEDA) Awareness Week, running from February 26 to March 4, 2017. In observation of the 30th annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwarenessWeek), 67 landmarks across the country will be lit in NEDA's signature green and blue to raise awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders. This year’s theme is It’s Time to Talk About It, encouraging the general public to shine awareness and put resources into the hands of those who need them: individuals, parents, health care professionals, schools, the list goes on.

In the words of NEDA, "It’s time we take eating disorders seriously as public health concerns. It’s time we bust the myths and get the facts. It’s time to celebrate recovery and the heroes who make it possible. It’s time to take action and fight for change. It’s time to shatter the stigma and increase access to care. It’s Time to Talk About It!

In Illinois, four landmark building will light up this week in honor of NEDA Awareness Week. We have printed the information below. Ascend staff will try to take pictures of the lights and share.  We have some fun activities planned for the week to partner and share our support for NEDA.


Buildings Participating in NEDA WEEK 2017:

· AON Center, Chicago, IL - March 1-3

· Prudential Plaza, Chicago, IL - March 1-3

· The Crain Communications Building, Chicago, IL -February 26 – March 4 (<3 NEDA will be displayed on the slope)

· John Hancock Center, Chicago, IL - February 26 – March 4