TORONTO, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - The eighth annual Sheena's Place Awareness
Breakfast, presented by Scotiabank, will host Michigan State's Dr. Kelly
Klump, PhD, who will address Nature vs. Nurture - Why Do Eating Disorders
Develop? Dr. Klump will discuss the impact of genes or the environment on
males and females from an early age.
What: The 8th Annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by
Scotiabank, takes place during Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Dr. Kelly Klump will discuss the nature vs. nurture argument on
the development of disordered eating.
When: Friday, February 6, 2009
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, (Simpson Tower), 8th Floor,
Who: Keynote Speaker Dr. Kelly Klump, PhD, Associate Professor,
Michigan State University
Denise Donlon, Master of Ceremonies
Why: 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
eighth Annual Sheena's Place Awareness Breakfast, presented by
Scotiabank takes place during Eating Disorders Awareness Week
which runs from February 2 to 7, 2009
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 35weekly support groups at no charge.
The goal of this corporate breakfast, presented 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. Klump
or Anne Elliott, Program Director for Sheena's Place, please contact: Livy
Feldgajer, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416) 866-6203 or