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CreComm Student Raises $33,000 for Eating Disorder Treatment at HSC Winnipeg

February 26, 2013

Congratulations to Creative Communications student Emily Doer (shown above), who recently raised $33,000 to support treatment of eating disorders at Health Sciences Centre (HSC) Winnipeg.

Doer’s donation to the HSC Foundation represents the proceeds of the first annual “Tea for E|D“, a unique new tea party fundraiser held Feb. 10 in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Fort Garry.

“It is both very exciting and very humbling to see the generosity and support of Manitobans making such a tremendous impact in the fight to support those battling eating disorders,”  said Doer. “Together we are showing those who are fighting these disorders that they are not alone.”

The daughter of former Manitoba premier Gary Doer (currently Canada’s ambassador to the U.S.), Emily has herself successfully overcome an eating disorder with the support of the treatment program at HSC Winnipeg. She conceived and developed the first annual Tea for E|D as part of her second-year CreComm coursework, as a means of supporting the HSC program so that others could benefit as well. The event was a sold-out success, drawing over 450 attendees.

“I want to congratulate and thank Emily Doer and her tremendous team of volunteers for setting up and running a truly first class event,” said Jonathon Lyon, President & CEO of the HSC Foundation. “Emily’s story is another tremendous example of why HSC is the hospital Manitobans can count on when they need it most. The HSC Foundation is honoured to receive this donation, which will make a real difference for the eating disorder treatment program here at HSC.”

Doer and her CreComm classmates will present their Independent Professional Projects March 13-15 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Click here for more info on the IPPs, and here for more info on Tea for E|D.