According to Texas Eating Disorders Association Board President Kristi Bare,
“This is an exciting time for our organization as we celebrate our first holiday season as Texas Eating Disorders Association, formerly The Elisa Project. Just like our name change, we are also ‘shaking up’ our 2020 fundraiser ‘Life Lessons’ by hosting a dinner for the first time, featuring an esteemed panel of sports legends and health experts.
“I hope the community will join us, along with Honorary Co-Chairs Diane and Daryl Johnston, for ‘Life Lessons: Sports Edition,’ at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at Dallas Country Club. The event promises to be an illuminating evening as our panel, led by moderator and Emmy-award winning journalist Jenny Anchondo, discusses living through ‘the pressure of perfection’ and how to live a balanced lifestyle in mind and body.
“Life Lessons 2020 panel features:
- “Timothy LeDuc– an American pair skater, who with his skating partner Ashley Cain, is the 2019 U.S. Open Champion, 2018 Four Continents silver medalist, 2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb bronze medalist and 2017 U.S. national bronze medalist. He is active in North Texas and nationally supporting human rights and fairness to all.
- “Michael Alan Sam Jr.– an American former defensive end in American and Canadian football, as well as a featured celebrity in the 2015 ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ He is a strong advocate for mental health, acceptance and awareness.
- “Meridan Zerner– a sports dietician with 28 years of experience in the field of health and wellness. The last 17 years have been spent at Cooper Clinic, where she not only works with patients, but also shares her passion for nutrition through media segments and lectures across the country.
- “Larry North – a leader in the fitness arena for over fifteen years and known for his sensible approach to eating and healthy self-image, Larry is the owner of Larry North Fitness and a best-selling author.
“For 21 years, Texas Eating Disorders Association has provided much needed support to women, men, adolescents and children of all ages. Our clients include people living with symptoms of unhealthy relationships with food including: negative body image, low self-esteem, disordered eating, eating disorders, and more. TEDA serves more than 40,000 individuals annually, with 70% of our clients having monthly incomes less than $1,000. For some of our clients, Texas Eating Disorders is their only support.
“Life Lessons: Sports Edition will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at Dallas Country Club. The evening will include a seated dinner and panel discussion. Sponsorships begin at $1,000; individual tickets are $200 each; per couple – $350 for two tickets; and $150 for young professionals (ages 18- 30). To purchase sponsorships and tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-lesson-sports-edition-tickets-86022113457.