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Updated: Tuesday December 9th 2014

ANEB announces the artists who will take part in the charity event “Eating disorders: More than just about food”.

Dan Bigras and many other renowned celebrities will be performing for the cause of eating disorders.

Montreal, November 24, 2014 – Anorexia and bulimia Quebec’s charity event will take place on Wednesday February 4th, 2015. This colorful event will be held at the Metropolis to celebrate the end of the organization’s 2014-2015 fundraising campaign.

The event will begin at 6:30 PM with a cocktail reception during which Pascal Mailloux, the music director of the evening, will play songs from his album Rain, with his musicians. The show will follow at 8:00 PM, bringing together the voices of many committed artists. Dan Bigras, Marco Calliari, Breen Leboeuf (from Offenbach), Ingrid St-Pierre, Sally Folk, Sandra Christin, Marie-Pier Gamache, and Marie-Ève Fournier, only to name a few, will lend their voices to the cause.

Clodine Desrochers, this year's spokesperson of the fundraising campaign, will be the master of ceremonies. She speaks from her heart by inviting the public to join them in the fight against eating disorders:

Many of us find it hard to understand why some people become obsessed with food to the point of being sick... I have myself long been embarrassed to say that I struggled with this disease, as if it were a shameful thing... But as ANEB says, eating disorders are well beyond the food... Helping ANEB means contributing to raise awareness among adults and young people alike on the importance of a healthy relationship with your body and the key factor in fighting any eating disorder: self esteem. We must not forget that supporting ANEB is, above all, sending a message of hope: You can make it through.

This year's fundraising campaign goal is $200,000. Each donation received, either corporate or private, allows ANEB to offer people who suffer from an eating disorder a better quality of life. By participating, all of us will make this evening a success. The fundraising event is crucial to maintain ANEB's activities. It is worth pointing out that ANEB, through its provincial vocation, raises awareness upon issues related to eating disorders throughout the province of Québec.

Tickets for the general public for the event “Eating disorders: More than just about food” can be purchased atMétropolis, or Ticket Master.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
  • Location: Métropolis (59, rue Ste-Catherine est, Montréal)
  • Show: 8:00 PM
  • Ticket for the general public: 25 $ (plus taxes and service charge).
  • Hashtag: #audeladelanourriture

About eating disorders

In Quebec, 300,000 people are likely to develop an eating disorder, and more than 30,000 girls and women from 13 to 30 years old are suffering from a severe eating disorder. Furthermore, 5% to 10% of the cases of anorexia nervosa and 10% to 15% of the cases of bulimia are observed among men and boys. Such statistics confirm the importance of ANEB's initiatives.

About Anorexia and bulimia Quebec (ANEB)

ANEB is non-profit organization serving the province of Québec. Last year, nearly 17,000 people have benefited from ANEB services for free in the form of (among others), support groups, a help and referral line which is available 7 days a week, and chat sessions. In order to help as many people as possible, ANEB offers services not only in Montreal, but also in Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, and Gatineau.

For more informations contact
Josée Champagne

Download the press release
Download the solicitation letter
Download the sponsorship plan

CAUTION: Changes for the French open support group in Montreal

Please take note that the following rooms for the French open support groups for those suffering of an eating disorder and for the loved ones will change.

On Wednesday December 10th, 2014, the open support group for the loved ones will be changing at room 6821, located in the Bloc 8, 6th floor. You will have to pass by floor A to access bloc 8.

For those suffering from an eating disorder, the room’s changes will be effective on Monday December 15th, 2014 and on Monday December 22nd, 2014. Those two meetings will take place on room 6821, located in the Bloc 8, 6th floor. You will have to pass by floor A to access bloc 8.

Please watch for other changes after the Holidays. For those suffering from an eating disorder, meetings will resume on Monday January 5th, 2015 at the room B-1251, on the first floor. For the loved ones, meetings will resume on Wednesday January 7th, 2015 also at the room B-1251, on the first floor.

For the French open support groups for those suffering of an eating disorder : see the calendar

For the French open support group for the loved ones: see the calendar

Thanks for your understanding

Sybil Dahan as the new head of the Board of Directors
Sybil Dahan, nouvelle présidente du Conseil d’administration d’ANEB

ANEB is proud to introduce the new head of the Board of Directors, Sybil Dahan, president of Aspri Pharma Canada Inc. We welcome this remarkable woman who has already given so much of her precious time and advices to our organization.

Sybil, being a biochemist, has been a pharmaceutical representative in Montreal and internationally. She was the head of Triton Pharma and brought her team together to achieve even bigger goals and exceeded expectations. In 2014, she decided to become an entrepreneur and joins Aspri Pharma Canada Inc as president and part owner. What moves her? Working with small enterprises, help them grow and establish a stable and efficient structure. She also managed this business approach while being the president of l’Association des femmes d’affaires dans le milieu de la santé, for the past three years.

We are blessed to benefit from the expertise and experience of this well-known business woman.

In addition, we would like to thank Danielle Taddeo, pediatrician and chief of the Clinique de la medicine de l’adolescence at the CHU Sainte-Justine for her devotion and her valuable contribution as the former head of Board of Directors for ANEB for the past few years.

ANEB open support groups: Holidays

Please note that the open support groups will not be offered between December 24th and January 4th.

Groups will resume January 5th, 2015. For more information, please refer to the schedules available on our open support groups' page.

Help and referral phone-line : Holidays

Please note that ANEB’s office will be closed on Wednesday December 24th, on Thursday December 25th and on Friday December 26th, and similarly, on Wednesday December 31th, on Thursday January 1st and on Friday January 2nd. The help and referral phone-line service will therefore not be available during these days.

However, the help and referral phone-line service will be available from noon to 5 PM from Saturday December 27th, 2014 to Tuesday December 30th, 2014 inclusively.

The regular schedule will begin on Saturday January 3rd, 2015 at 12 pm.

Please note that the email help service will not be available from December 25th to January 4th inclusively.

We thank you for your understanding.

BeMe: an interactive room for youth in Woozworld

BeMe is a virtual space created by ANEB in association with Woozworld where teens of 8 to 14 years old will find tools to help them reinforce their self-esteem and develop their critical thinking regarding the messages of beauty sent by the media! In addition of live confidential and secure interaction with other teens through an avatar called a Woozen, they will benefit, from time to time, of the presence of an ANEB facilitator to discuss nutrition, self-esteem, body image, bullying and many more subjects.

The teenagers will meet Be and Me, the BeMe Lounge’s dynamic duo (animated by an ANEB facilitator), that look forward to help the Woozens to realize that they are unique and beautiful in their own unique way! The goal of Be and Me: helping tweens and teens to realize how special they are and appreciate it.

To discover Woozworld and the BeMe Lounge: clic here.

To read the press release.

Fundraising campaign

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  • West Island Community Shares
  • The Dove Self Estime Fund
  • The Québec Charter for Healthy and Diverse Body Images
  • Duide
  • Avon Canada