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2010 NEDA Walk a Success

by Suzanne Rogers Despite the chilly weather on March 27th, more than 150 participants came to Tower Grove Park for the St. Louis area’s second annual NEDA Walk. Combined, more than $8,000 was raised, all of which goes directly to NEDA for eating disorder research and awareness. Miss Missouri Tara Osseck, whose platform is eating … Read More

Jenni Schaefer Visits McCallum Place

by Suzanne Rogers Jenni Schaefer, author of “Life with Ed” and “Goodbye Ed, Hello Me” is in St. Louis, Missouri today as part of Saint Louis University’s eating disorder awareness week. Jenni visited our treatment suite this morning to speak with current patients in treatment as well as staff members and also sang us a … Read More

2nd Annual 1-mile Walk-a-Thon

by Suzanne Rogers The St. Louis area’s 2nd annual National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walk is less than six weeks away! The 1-mile walk-a-thon will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 10:00am. The location will once again be Tower Grove Park’s Sons of Rest Pavilion located at 4256 Magnolia Avenue. Registration is $30 and … Read More

Breaking the Mold, by Tara Osseck

I was crowned Miss Missouri on June 6, 2009, a goal I had worked for three years to achieve; on January 30, I will compete against 52 other contestants for the title of Miss America 2010. Although the Miss America Organization is the world’s largest provider of scholarships for young women, let’s face it – … Read More

Body Appreciation by Jen Kamer

Since I’ll be leading a Body Image group in the next 30 minutes for McCallum Place patients, I thought it would also be a worthwhile blog. When was the last time you checked inside and did a body appreciation survey? In preparing for group today, I realized that it’s been awhile for me and I … Read More

Insurance Coverage and Eating Disorders

by Suzanne Rogers, Marketing Intern Let’s put it out on the table right now so that nobody is shocked a few paragraphs into this blog: On average, eating disorder treatment can range anywhere from $800 per day to $2500 per day. There is no “instant cure” for eating disorders, despite what some may believe; thus, … Read More

Sweet Summertime, but not for Everybody

by: Suzanne Rogers, Marketing Intern Summer is here! For most people this brings excitement, anticipation and of course, a new bathing suit (or two or three!) For others, however, summer brings about feelings of anxiety and fear. Body image concerns flood the minds of millions of people, both male and female. “How will I fit … Read More