PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renfrew Center Foundation shows its support of National
Given the current societal focus on female empowerment and providing women with the support to speak out and be strong, The Renfrew Center Foundation is introducing "This is ME!" at an opportune time.
Throughout the week of February 26th, The Foundation encourages everyone to use #ThisIsME2018 when posting their favorite "This is ME!" photo. Whether it is a photo of you crossing the finish line at a sporting event or sitting in your favorite chair with a book, Renfrew wants to see the true you.
"Far too often, individuals—especially adolescent girls and women—lose touch with their true selves to conform to the image of who others expect them to be," said Adrienne Ressler, Vice President, Professional Development, The Renfrew Center Foundation. "The more you put aside your true self in hopes of gaining acceptance, the more you are abandoning the real you and the greater your risk of being physically and emotionally unhealthy."
"The recent political and cultural developments in our country have been led by strong women who are encouraging others to embrace and celebrate their true selves," said Ressler. "These efforts are supporting 'This is ME!' and, in turn, our campaign supports the mission of all those who are rallying for women to have their voices heard."
In January 2018, The Renfrew Center Foundation conducted a survey in which 149 Renfrew alumni nationwide — ranging in age from 18-65 years old — participated.
"We are encouraged by the responses we received from our first-ever Renfrew Center alumni survey," said Ressler. "We still have concern for those women who have not yet embraced their true self. It is our hope that through this campaign we can provide a foundation for that support."
To learn more about participating in "This Is Me!" go to www.renfrewcenter.com or https://www.facebook.com/RenfrewCenter.
The Renfrew Center Foundation, founded in 1990, is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to advancing eating disorders education, prevention, research, advocacy and treatment, and is supported financially by private donations and funding from The Renfrew Center, the nation's first residential and largest network of eating disorder treatment facilities. For more information, call 1-800-RENFREW or visit www.renfrewcenter.com.
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