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Owensboro Health partners with local nonprofit to fight eating disorders


Owensboro Health joins Aubrey’s Song Foundation as presenting sponsor of its upcoming event, Pickin’ for a Cause: Keeping Aubrey’s Song Alive! September 22 at the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum. Pickin’ for a Cause is a community outreach event aimed at educating the public about the seriousness of eating disorders. The event will include a silent auction, dinner and live music from musicians Justin Cole, Cam Thompson, Toy Heart, Chris Joslin and Randy Lanham and the Possum Pickers. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Aubrey’s Song Foundation for Eating Disorders, a 501(c)(3) organization, and local families affected by eating disorders.

“We are thrilled to have Owensboro Health join us in this effort to promote the prevention and early intervention of this debilitating mental illness,” said Board Chair Michelle Mayfield. “Picking for a Cause will provide a fun night and allow Owensboro Health, our other sponsors and our guests to play a role in bringing HOPE to those impacted by eating disorders. »

Pickin’ for a Cause aims to raise $30,000 to fund Aubrey’s Song’s new family and patient advocacy program; a program designed to guide families through the challenges of finding treatment and supporting loved ones struggling with an eating disorder. It will also support continuing a family support group and starting patient support groups. Tickets are $75; tables of eight are $550. Tickets and tables can be purchased at www.AubreysSong.org.

Eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of size, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or ethnicity. 900,000 Kentuckians suffer from an eating disorder and more than 29,800 live with life-threatening conditions. Kentucky has no inpatient or residential treatment facilities, and only one outpatient treatment center in Louisville.

For more information about this collaborative partnership, please contact Carolyn Ferber, 270-852-6514 or Cherita Flener, 270-685-7194.

For more information about the Aubrey’s Song Foundation for Eating Disorders, please visit www.AubreysSong.org.

Aubrey’s Song Foundation for Eating Disorders is Western Kentucky’s nonprofit eating disorder resource for information about this mental disorder, local treatment options, educational programs in schools, and links with out-of-state treatment facilities. Since 2005, Aubrey’s Song has worked to raise awareness; promoting body positivity and early intervention; provide community and professional education; and developing local resources for treatment. Aubrey’s Song offers HOPE and support to patients and families impacted by eating disorders.