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Eating disorders, including anorexia and bulima nervosa, threaten the lives of more than 10 million people in the United States. Many will die, unable to find or afford the long-term treatment necessary to battle this devastating illness.

Compared with other life-threatening diseases, treatment of an eating disorder is especially challenging. Few treatment centers exist. The condition may be associated with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-injury, even suicide. Eating disorders can lead to major complications such as heart failure and osteoporosis.

Treatment is also complicated by the fact that few insurance companies provide adequate coverage.

Support the Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders at the University of North Carolina. Make your tax-deductible donation, via the University of North Carolina secure website by clicking the button below. In the drop-down fields, make your selections as indicated below and follow the prompts to complete your gift.

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Please also consider sharing this link with a friend. If mailing a check, please designate your gift to: UNC Department of Psychiatry/Eating Disorders and mail to UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, CB #7160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

Your financial commitment to the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders can help make a powerful difference in combating eating disorders. Together we can save lives.

To support the educational needs of residents, fellows and medical students providing care through the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders that will continue their enhancement of knowledge in the field of eating disorders, click here and enter Lauren Brown Memorial Fund in the search box located on the right of the webpage.

    If you have any questions about giving, call (919) 966-4410 or email.