Welcome to the River Centre Foundation
The River Centre Foundation is a not-for-profit formed in 2001 to promote better understanding of the causes and the treatments of eating disorders and to prevent the potentially devastating effects of these illnesses through empirically based research, professional training, community education and advocacy. In the United States, it has been estimated that 30 million men and women will suffer from clinically significant eating disorders in their lifetime.
The Foundation acquired the River Centre Gallery to promote artistic self-expression on a community level through local and regional campaigns aimed at fostering human creativity, self-acceptance, physical health and psychological well-being though art.
Bridge to Recovery Walk 2016
We have walked a long road to get where we are today. Now, together, let’s commit to living life fully!
Our 6th annual “Bridge to Recovery” Walk for eating disorder awareness took place on May 14, 2016. It was a spectacular success with many wonderful people sharing this day to raise awareness for such an important cause. The annual Walk is a celebration of recovery. It honors our strength in overcoming obstacles. Thank you for joining us to celebrate this special event that took place with music, speak outs, a cook out, and plenty of fun. This was a great time to reconnect, make new friends, and learn a little bit more about the Foundation and what great things we do! A special thanks to Kiersten Basilius and a group of wonderful volunteers for organizing this fine event!
Healing Arts Project
Designed to tackle body dissatisfaction, lack of positive self-expression low self-esteem which are factors linked to the development and maintenance of eating disorders. Our aim has been to explore the power of artistic expression on a broad community level, not only to raise awareness of eating disorders but also to emphasize positive modes of self-expression through art emphasize the strength of human potential rather than simply focusing on illness. In addition to opening up new avenues for fund-raising and community awareness, our focus is on positive self-expression, self-acceptance and body size acceptance among those vulnerable to disordered eating.
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About Eating Disorders
Today we know a great deal about eating disorders. They are common, can become chronic and are potentially life-threatening conditions primarily affecting young women. Anorexia nervosa is estimated to be the third most common chronic medical illness in girls aged 15-19 years and bulimia nervosa is even more common. The death rates for anorexia nervosa are twice as high as seen in any other psychiatric disorder and more than 12 fold the number of deaths expected from all causes among women 15-24 years of age; mortality rates for bulimia nervosa are lower but not insignificant.
Medical complications are typical during the acute phase of an eating disorder and persist among those not successfully treated leading to a wide range of physical and emotional disorders into early adulthood. This is the bad news. The good news is that effective treatment dramatically reduces medical complications and mortality. Recovery is not only possible but also the most likely outcome with the right kind of care.
December 1, 2015
#GivingTuesday™ is a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade have partnered to support local nonprofits in this effort by promoting the program and encouraging donations through a matching grant opportunity. This year it is December 1, 2015. Learn more about this great opportunity to help the foundation and support a create cause. Find out more today!
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