Feb 242008

It seems like every week demands some kind of awareness.

From hurricane preparedness week to hunger awareness day, there’s always something demanding our extra attention for the better of humanity.

This idea is manifested on the college campus.

Every day new flyers are being passed out from gypsies on the plaza demanding support and concern for their particular cause.

We can only worry about so many things. From abortion to the environment to African orphans, we would go crazy trying to support them all. Not to mention broke.

But this week’s cause applies to everyone.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, which starts today, necessitates our attention.

According to The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, two in five women suffer from an eating disorder or disordered eating, and out of the 24 million Americans affected by eating disorders, 10 to 15 percent are male. 90 percent are between 12 and 25.

That demographic includes most of us.

This week, CSU is offering several opportunities to educate students about what it means to have an eating disorder, how they can be prevented and how to help those who might be suffering.

Take them.

The knowledge could help save your life, or someone close to you.

Because whether you’re aware of it or not, you know someone who has one. And 50,000 will die as a direct result.

So recognize this week. You don’t need to spend any extra money or time (not that you have any). Just love your body just as it is.

It’s the only one you’ve got.

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