TORONTO, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - The seventh annual Sheena's Place Awareness
Breakfast, presented by Scotiabank, will host Harvard University medical
anthropologist Dr. Anne Becker who will speak on the subject of Culture, Media
and Eating Disorders through her studies of Body, Self and Society: The View
from Fiji. Dr. Becker will discuss the impact that exposure to television and
other types of media has on eating behaviours of teens.
What: Sheena's Place is a community-based, not for profit organization
that offers hope and support to individuals and families affected
by eating disorders and related issues. The seventh Annual
Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by Scotiabank takes
place during Eating Disorders Awareness Week which runs from
February 4 to 8, 2007.
When: Friday, February 8, 2007
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, (Simpson Tower), 8th Floor,
Who: Dr. Anne Becker, Keynote Speaker
Bob Magee, Moderator
Why: According to Sheena's Place, eating disorders have the highest
mortality rate of all mental illnesses. Anyone can develop an
eating disorder regardless of age, race, gender or background,
however anorexia and bulimia affect primarily women in their
teens and 20s. Studies report both disorders in children as young
as six years as well in adults as old as 75. Sheena's Place is
focused on the education, awareness and prevention of eating
disorders in addition to offering over 50 weekly support groups
at no charge. The goal of this corporate breakfast, sponsored by
Scotiabank, is to provide the audience with an opportunity for
understanding eating disorders, as well as to raise funds for
Sheena's Place's ongoing programs.
For further information:
For further information: and to reserve an interview time with Dr.
Maine, Anne Elliott, Program Director for Sheena's Place, please contact: Livy
Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-6203 or