Community Activists, Supporters To Be Honored At Meda Gala

MEDA (Multi-service Eating Disorders Association) to honor Suzanne Lewandowski, Lisa Pearl and the Lurie Famiy
By: MEDA, Inc.
Oct. 26, 2011 - PRLog -- NEWTON, MA – The Annual MEDA Gala will take place Friday, November 4, 2011 beginning at 6:30PM at the Boston Marriott Hotel in Newton, MA. The event will recognize Suzanne Lewandowski of Worcester, Lisa Pearl, MS, RD, LDN of Lexington, and the Lurie Family of Newton for the work that each honoree has done to support MEDA’s mission of providing awareness to help prevent the continuing spread of eating disorders.

Suzanne Lewandowski will be honored for her notable activism in the eating disorders field and in particular her work done under MEDA’s Connect To Confidence (CTC) branch, a program that provides educational tools to promote body confidence. Lisa Pearl, MS, RD, LDN will be recognized for her support of MEDA’s Connect To Growth (CTG) branch, a program that strives to educate and train Professionals around the intricacies of eating disorder treatment. And finally, the Lurie Family will receive an award for their support and dedication to MEDA’s mission through the years and their commitment to MEDA’s Connect To Recovery (CTR) branch, a program that offers a variety of treatment options necessary for recovery.

Eating disorders claim eleven million people as victims each year.  With the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, eating disorders continue to play a major role in our culture.

MEDA, Inc., based in Newton, MA, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating.  MEDA serves as a support network and resource for clients, friends, family members, clinicians and educators.  MEDA validates client’s concerns and often gives them the first real hope for a full recovery.

The Gala is a festive evening complete with a cocktail hour and silent auction followed by dinner and the presentation of awards.  

If you would like more information regarding event specifics please contact:
Kristin Tyman, MEDA, 92 Pearl Street, Newton, MA 02458.
Tel: (617) 558-1881; ext. 12 Fax (617) 558-1771; email:
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MEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. MEDA's mission is to prevent the continuing spread of eating disorders through educational awareness and early detection. MEDA serves as a support network and resource for clients, loved ones, clinicians, educators and the general public.

MEDA envisions a society that accepts all body types, understands the need for a more diversified approach to care and explores alternative means to allow people to fully recover.
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