Jenni Schaefer, author of Life Without Ed; Goodbye Ed, Hello Me; and Almost Anorexic, a collaboration about subclinical eating disorders with Harvard Medical School, and Chicago- based jewelry designer, Sue Gillerlain, teamed up to create sterling silver jewelry inscribed with the words, Life Without Ed® and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me®.
“We developed the charms, bracelets, and necklaces to support recovery from eating disorders and to create a concrete line of defense against Ed,” said Schaefer, who speaks publicly around the world about her own battle with an eating disorder and has been featured on “Today,” “Dr. Oz,” and “Dr. Phil.” “We affectionately call our jewelry line ‘Ed armor.’”
Ten percent of the sale of each Life Without Ed® and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me® charm, bracelet, necklace, and keychain is donated to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) to help promote awareness, education, and helpline support.
“We are grateful to Jenni and Sue for creating jewelry that acts as a sign of strength for those who wear it and helps to support NEDA's programs and services,” said Claire Mysko, NEDA CEO.
The sterling silver Goodbye Ed, Hello Me® and Life Without Ed® charms, bracelets, necklaces, and keychains can all be purchased at online at www.sarah-kate.com.
For interviews and/or high-resolution, digital images of the Goodbye Ed, Hello Me® and Life Without Ed® charms, and accompanying jewelry pieces, please contact Sue Gillerlain at (630) 482-9140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Author, Jenni Schaefer
Jenni Schaefer is a bestselling author, internationally known speaker, and a Senior Fellow with The Meadows. She has appeared on shows like “Today,” “Dr. Oz,” and “Dr. Phil,” as well as in publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times. Her books include Life Without Ed; Goodbye Ed, Hello Me; and Almost Anorexic, a collaboration about subclinical eating disorders with Harvard Medical School. Currently, Jenni is at work on a book about fighting through posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD. An Ambassador with the National Eating Disorders Association, Jenni lives in Austin, Texas, where she can often be found exploring the outdoors. For more information, visit JenniSchaefer.com. To request an interview with Jenni, contact Andrea Debbink at email@example.com.
About Jewelry Designer, Sue Gillerlain
Sue Gillerlain is the founder of the online jewelry company www.sarah-kate.com. She created the company as a way to use her talents in jewelry design and writing, and her personal recovery experience to help raise awareness about eating disorders and give back. For more information, please contact Sue Gillerlain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Through our programs and services, NEDA raises awareness, builds communities of support and recovery, funds research and puts life-saving resources into the hands of those in need. NEDA’s National Eating Disorders Awareness week—the nation's largest eating disorders outreach effort—is scheduled for the week of Feb. 25-March 3, 2019. The 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights NEDA’s movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and NEDA’s goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. For more information, visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.