Collin Urban, Business Manager
On Tuesday night, members of the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, alongside Lambda Sigma Upsilon fraternity, hosted a night of Salsa dancing and music in the Pub.
While the music and free food was designed to help students cut loose, the true meaning of the night was awareness, and Delta Phi Epsilon was out to raise money for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). For DPhiE, this semester has been dedicated to ANAD
The girls of DPhiE raised money by raffling off gift baskets, gift cards, food and candy, and university promotional items such as T-shirts and sweaters. They also held a date auction, where people could bid on a dinner date with a sorority sister. All proceeds went directly to ANAD.
ANAD itself is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating the problems of eating disorders, particularly anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorders. They achieve this in a number of ways.
First, ANAD strives to educate the general public about eating disorders, both the symptoms and the treatment process. ANAD also funds research that looks into the causes of eating disorders, how to prevent them, developing more effective treatments, and to perform more accurate and relevant studies on these disorders.
ANAD has poised itself as a resource center, interested primarily in gathering and providing information about eating disorders, including treatment facilities.
The Salsa Night was a night of fun and dancing, but also awareness: awareness of ANAD, awareness of eating disorders, and awareness of what we can all do about them.