A West Palm Beach woman has long dreamed of: offering on-site, affordable treatment services for under-insured or uninsured patients struggling with an eating disorder. Johanna Kandel spent a decade of her formative years battling — and eventually recovering from — her eating disorder. She’s spent every day since October 2000 — when she founded The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness — helping others battle theirs.
The nonprofit organization’s latest venture is one that Kandel has long dreamed of: offering on-site, affordable treatment services for under-insured or uninsured patients struggling with an eating disorder.
The Alliance’s Psychological Services center makes it the nation’s first facility where eating-disorder patients can receive individual treatment regardless of their insurance coverage.
“This is something we’ve wanted to do for more than a decade,” Kandel said of the program that will be staffed by two post-doctoral fellows and supervised by Clinical Director Dr. Joann Hendelman. “It’s going to save lives.”
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TEQUESTA, FL – On October 23rd, Tequesta Country Club will once again play host to the 3rd Annual Sunrise Cares Charity Golf Classic. The annual event was established by a group of caring adults and a few select high school students who have focused on helping adolescents. Sunrise Cares, a non-profit organization, uses funds raised from the golf event to help organizations that assist people in need.
As a tradition, this year’s golf event will kick off with a shotgun start to playing 18 terrific holes of golf and participation in the glass breaking contest and chipping wall. On one hole golfers will be able to shoot their ball toward the green with the legendary canon shotgun.
To register of sponsor this year’s event, please visit this page.
TEQUESTA, FL – On October 17th, Tequesta Country Club played host to the 2nd Annual Sunrise Cares Charity Golf Classic. The annual event was established by a group of caring adults and a few select high school students who have focused on helping adolescents. Sunrise Cares, a non-profit organization, used the funds raised from the golf event to help organizations that assist people in need. See Event Sponsors in 2016
The day’s event kicked off with a shotgun start to playing 18 terrific holes of golf and participation in the glass breaking contest and chipping wall. On one hole golfers were able to shoot their ball toward the green with the legendary canon shotgun.
This year’s sponsors included many South Florida businesses including the event’s premier sponsor Total MD, Diamond sponsor Ambrosia Treatment Center, and Platinum sponsors Valley Hope Solutions and Sunrise Detox.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sunrise Cares is once again hosting their Annual Sunrise Cares Charity Golf Classic on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Tequesta Country Club in Tequesta, FL. VIEW EVENT PICS
The first Annual Sunrise Cares Charity Golf Classic was a large success with over 100 golfers in attendance and proceeds benefiting The Benjamin School, FC Florida Soccer Club, The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation, The First Tee of the Palm Beaches, and Paws Assistance dogs. VIEW EVENT SPONSORS
The Golf Classic will be a four person format and check-in will start at 7:30 a.m., with golfers teeing up at 9:30 a.m. The player entrance fee will include breakfast, lunch, greens fees, and cart fees. Individuals will be paired with other players and guests are welcome to attend.
Prizes will be awarded for fun competitions such as: glass breaking, chipping wall, longest drive, closest to the pin, straightest drive, and putting on the green. There will also be everyone’s favorite, the canon shot! The event will feature a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going to charitable organizations.
Sunrise Cares is a non-profit 501 (3)(c) organization dedicated to helping remove the stigma associated with mental illness, as well as providing support and encouragement that highlights positive, healthy alternatives for youth, young adults, and individuals in recovery.
“Through community outreach, support of positive leadership, wellness and sports programs, and active engagement into activities beyond self, we seek to encourage self-improvement, social responsibility, and academic achievement, along with an awareness of the joy and happiness attainable while living a full and substance-free life. Please come join us for this very important community event.”
Corporate, individual, and team sponsorships opportunities are available. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.
To register an individual, a team, or to become a sponsor visit https://sunrisecares.org/charity-golf-classic/
For more information, contact Sunrise Cares at (561) 266-4522.
Photo Caption: Golfers get ready for the shotgun start to the inaugural Sunrise Cares Charity Golf Classic