You will hear my story at Where I Stand. But today I’m going to tell you where this event came from.
Today I met with the directors of three different dance studios that will be performing in Where I Stand Roanoke: Pedro Szalay of Southwest Virginia Ballet, Leslie Arthur of Valley Dance Productions and Nancy Saylor of Halestone Dance Studio.
It was wonderful.
I think we would all agree that the meeting was a success. We discussed the purpose – it’s importance, and possible impact. We then moved to the dancing! Oh how I love dancing, and dancers! (especially these dancers). They are so good at what they do, from choreography, teaching, to nurturing students – I feel incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with these three wonderful directors for this event!
Tomorrow’s tasks involve lot’s of phone calls to counseling centers, and local magazines and media!
Where I Stand Roanoke is going to make a HUGE impact on our area! – It’s already making a big impact on my heart (and some others I know)!
Spread the word. Spread hope. Email Whereistandtoday@gmail.com to get involved.
A few months ago I began telling people I wanted to do something. Something to publicly say “screw you” to the disease that has taken a good part of my life from me. And people responded.
On October 27th 2012 Roanoke will have it’s very first benefit to raise awareness, education, HOPE, and a little money for the treatment of Eating Disorders.
It’s Called: Where I Stand
My eating disorder almost took my life – and after spending lots of time and money in intensive treatment – I’m finally finding my way out of the darkness that consumed me.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. And are debilitating. But There is Hope – in prevention, in treatment, and in recovery – and that is where I stand today.
On October 27th 2012 at 7pm in the PH auditorium (almost certainly) I will publicly share my story. As will others. You will see dances from studios around Virgina – as dancers perform and empower themselves to be healthy. You will hear from friends of people who have struggled, poetry, and so much more.
You yourself will also have an opportunity to donate to a scholarship where 100% of the monies will go directly to treatment for someone struggling. And Stand for Hope.
Tickets are $10 per ticket (all proceeds go directly to the scholarship). They will go on sale at the beginning of September. Locations TBA.
Something Big is Happening. Don’t miss it. Invite friends. Spread the word. Raise Awareness. Spread HOPE.