Run to raise awareness for eating disorders

first_imgTags: eating disorder, Fun Run, Kathryn Schultz, Molly Cullinan, NEDA, NEDA Fun Run The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) two-mile Fun Run and Walk takes place Friday at 1 p.m. in front of Rockne Memorial. The run is free for all participants.NEDA, founded in 2001, is the United States’ leading non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness of eating disorders, according to its website. NEDA works to support those affected by eating disorders, work toward the prevention of eating disorders and improve access to treatment for those affected.The run will begin at the Rockne and continue to Angela Boulevard and around Main Circle.Juniors Katie Schultz and Molly Cullinan are part of the student team that planned out the logistics of the run.“We’ve been working on [the run] for about a month,” Cullinan said. “We originally wanted to do the lakes … but that wasn’t feasible. Mapping the run and figuring out an actual feasible distance was the hardest part of it.”The NEDA Fun Run coincides with the University’s Love Your Body Week, as well as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.“We’re trying to raise awareness for eating disorders, because it’s a problem that is widespread but not talked about often,” Cullinan said.Schultz said one of NEDA’s goals is to focus on and debunk misconceptions about eating disorders — for example, that eating disorders affect only females and not males. According to NEDA’s website, approximately 20 million women and 10 million men are affected by an eating disorder in their lifetime.“There’s a general stigma [that] people have a choice [on whether or not they have an eating disorder], but there are biological, genetic and environmental factors,” Schultz said. “It’s not something intrinsically wrong with the person.”According to NEDA’s website, eating disorders are mental illnesses and not lifestyle choices. In comparison with other mental disorders, anorexia has one of the highest mortality rates.Cullinan said there is a difference between exercising to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercising to lose weight.“Exercise is great and part of a healthy lifestyle, but our focus is running to be healthy [to gain] cardiovascular benefits and not to lose weight,” Cullinan said.Schultz said the NEDA run helps promote this healthy mentality of exercise as a long-term investment as opposed to a short term weight-loss goal.“This happens every year and is solely for the point of raising awareness,” Schultz said. “We want the run to emphasize … that there is a huge support system here.”The run will begin with speeches about NEDA’s mission and end with all participants receiving free food such as Kind bars, fruit and Einstein Bros. products.The run will also promote awareness of resources for combatting eating disorders, including the University Counseling Center, Cullinan said.“We want this to be an open discussion. It’s not anything to be ashamed of,” Cullinan said. “[The run is] really just to raise awareness and [to say], if you have a friend, or if you yourself are struggling, get help.”last_img read more

Board approves funds for grievance process survey

first_img January 1, 2004 Regular News Board approves funds for grievance process survey Board approves funds for grievance process surveycenter_img Money for surveys for the Bar’s ongoing review of its grievance process and staff time transfers for a new advertising task force have been approved by the Bar Board of Governors, acting on recommendations of the Budget Committee.Both those activities were also approved by the Program Evaluation Committee, and the board also approved two other budget amendments.Budget Committee Chair Jesse Diner said the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation sought $22,342 to survey judges, lawyers, grievance committee members, complainants, and others involved in the grievance process.Special commission Chair Hank Coxe reported to the board that the commission’s work is proceeding well. He said the panel has already received a wide range of comments and advice, but in addition wants to do a comprehensive survey of people who have been involved in the grievance process.“It is a remarkable education process,” Coxe said of the commission’s work so far. “It’s going to be a tedious process, but I think a worthwhile one. I am amazed at the number of people who are aware this is going on.”On the advertising task force, Diner said that President-elect Kelly Overstreet Johnson is creating that panel to review Bar advertising regulations and their effectiveness. That will require an allocation of $10,210 plus Bar staff time.Johnson said she hopes to appoint the task force this month, which she expects will have 13 to 15 members.“I definitely plan to put people on who advertise,” she said. “I think we need their input to see what rules work and which don’t.”Johnson said she also wants to ask Bar attorney Barry Richard about whether the Bar can constitutionally require lawyers to submit ads for Bar review before they are published or aired without running afoul of prior restraint issues. Present Bar rules require that ads to be reviewed must be submitted no later than concurrently with their first publication.On other budget matters, Diner recommended and the board approved paying $8,963 for a planning retreat. Those expenses, he explained, are part of implementing the recommendation to have the Bar’s Executive Committee, with a few additional members, take over long-range planning for the Bar.President-elect Johnson said the board will be getting a plan for that transition at its January 30 meeting. “We’ve got a good workable plan, and we’re looking forward to being able to give that to you,” she said.The Budget Committee also recommended, and the board approved, a $3,000 allocation to the joint Bar/CPA committee. The money will be used to help pay for an upcoming CLE seminar on complying with the Sarbanes Oxley Act.last_img read more

Pukki, Klopp win Premier League awards

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for August. The 29-year-old beat Burnley’s Ashley Barnes, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne to the award. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims August’s Manager of the Month prize after his side won all four of their opening league games. Roy Hodgson, Brendan Rodgers and Pep Guardiola were the three other nominees for the award. Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Burnley maintained their perfect start and saw the club record a 13th consecutive league victory. Pukki scored five goals in four games in August in what is his maiden Premier League season, including a hat-trick in their 3-1 victory against Newcastle. The Finland international, signed on a free transfer from Danish side Brondby IF in 2018, scored 29 league goals to help Norwich seal promotion to the top flight as Sky Bet Championship winners last term. Aguero tops the scoring chart with six to his name, ahead of team-mate Sterling (five) and Barnes (four). Pukki and the Canaries take on City at Carrow Road on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Premier League. Firmino, who has contributed two goals and two assists for Liverpool this season, has yet to win a Player of the Month award.Tags: Ashley BarnesJurgen KloppPep GuardiolaPremier LeagueRoy HodgsonTeemu Pukkilast_img read more