Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

Castlewood Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 For Project HEAL

Project HEAL, a not-for-profit organization that offers scholarship assistance for eating disorder treatment to people who cannot afford it, has added more than $30,000 to its coffers, thanks to Castlewood Treatment Center’s highly successful inaugural golf tournament.  Castlewood matched the $30,000 proceeds, thus doubling the funds available to help people who need life-saving treatment for their eating disorders. Funds can be used to underwrite the cost of treatment or to help family members travel to Castlewood to participate in their loved one’s program. More than 80 golfers took part in the event, which included an award dinner and a silent auction that featured artwork depicting the healing journey of recovery by former and current Castlewood clients.

Eating Disorder Treatment Saves Lives

Castlewood-Golf-110Nancy Albus, Castlewood CEO, said the organization is committed to assuring that people who need treatment can receive it. “We know eating disorder treatment can save lives,” Albus said. “We are deeply grateful to everyone who participated in the golf tournament – sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers – to make it so successful.  This money will increase the opportunity for our compassionate staff to serve people who are suffering. We will be working with Project HEAL to help heal lives broken by eating disorders. We are thrilled with the ability to help more people because of the generosity of people who supported our golf tournament.” Statistics show that more than 30 million men and women in the United States experience eating disorders. The potentially fatal problem affects the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the individual trying to cope with it. Castlewood’s highly trained and caring staff works with individuals to design the best possible holistic program of treatment. Project HEAL started in 2008 and has raised more than $300,000 to provide grants. The organization also helps increase community awareness of eating disorders by providing educational programs. Keep the conversation going by commenting here, and then sharing your personal affirmations on Instagram using hashtag #WhatIsRecovery. Your affirmation may be what someone else is seeking as a guide in their own recovery!

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