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2010 harris center public forum press release


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2010 harris center public forum press release

  1. 1. Harris Center for Education and Advocacy in Eating Disorders at MGH 2 Longfellow Place Suite 200 Boston MA 02114 617-726-8470 617-726-1595 (fax) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/17/2010 CONTACT: Roger Farrington, Media Consultant (617) 983-2464 Diana Dinescu , Harris Center at MGH (617) 643-4697 The Harris Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) presents: The 13th Annual Public Forum, “Health Matters: Weight and Wellness in the World of Fashion” Guest Speakers: Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue magazine Michael Kors, American fashion designer and judge on Lifetime Television’s Project Runway Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel All Media are invited to cover the Forum. TV crews must be set up in Burden Auditorium no later than 5:50pm. Requests to interview the panelists must be received by March 18th for consideration. WHEN: March 22rd, 2010, 6-7:30pm, the Forum is free and open to the public, but online R.S.V.P. is required at WHERE: Burden Auditorium, Harvard Business School Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02163 On-site free parking available WHO: David B. Herzog, MD (moderator): Harvard Medical School Endowed Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Eating Disorders; Director, Harris Center at MGH; internationally renowned expert on eating disorders, credited with over 250 publications, and board certified in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; author of Unlocking the Mysteries of Eating Disorders: A life-saving guide to your child’s treatment and recovery. (more)
  2. 2. Harris Center for Education and Advocacy in Eating Disorders at MGH 2 Longfellow Place Suite 200 Boston MA 02114 617-726-8470 617-726-1595 (fax) WHO (cont.): Anna Wintour (speaker): Anna Wintour has been Editor in Chief of Vogue since 1988. During her tenure at Vogue, Ms. Wintour has been actively involved in fund-raising, particularly for AIDS research and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 1995 to the present, Ms. Wintour has co-chaired eleven fund-raising galas for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which together have raised more than $40 million. In recognition of her work on its behalf, the museum named Ms. Wintour honorary trustee in 1998. In 2008, for her service to British journalism and fashion in the USA, Ms. Wintour was awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. In October 2009, President Obama appointed Ms. Wintour to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Michael Kors (speaker): Mr. Kors began his career in fashion at the age of 19 designing and merchandising a collection for the renowned boutique Lothar's in New York City. The success of these clothes caught the attention of the fashion press prompting Kors to strike out on his own. In 1981 the Michael Kors label was formed. In 2004, Mr. Kors began his role as one of the judges on the critically acclaimed and five-time Emmy-nominated reality show "Project Runway", a role that he continues in the series' seven seasons. Natalia Vodianova (speaker): Her rise from obscurity to being christened by Vanity Fair as “the 21st century’s first supermodel” has been chronicled in living color on the pages of magazines worldwide. Nicknamed “Supernova” by industry insiders due to her meteoric rise, Natalia then moved from the inner circle of fashion stars, to mainstream recognition as the face of Calvin Klein’s women’s wear, jeans, accessories and Euphoria perfume lines with magazine ads and billboard appearances across the globe. The 2004 Beslan tragedy in Russia, stunned Natalia like the rest of the world, but from her tears, her steely resolve and call to action was born. With her husband, British artist Justin Portman, Natalia channeled her desire to do something for the children of her country by founding The Naked Heart Foundation, a charity dedicated to building safe and secure play centers across Russia. WHAT: The Harris Center for Education and Advocacy in Eating Disorders at MGH’s 13th Annual Public Forum, “Health Matters: Weight and Wellness in the World of Fashion,” is presented in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The Forum serves to educate, encourage dialogue and reduce the stigma of eating disorders. This year’s panelists will discuss the American fashion industry’s commitment to advocating healthy lifestyles for women and also its policies to protect dangerously thin fashion models. Prior to the panel discussion, a short film will highlight the efforts currently under way in the American fashion industry to promote healthy body images. Following this, each panelist will share his or her own experiences and philosophy about body image in the fashion industry and/or media. After the panel, the forum will open up to receive questions from the audience. For the past twelve years, nearly five thousand attendees – typically Boston and Cambridge students, professionals, and concerned families – have heard diverse programs presented by impressive speakers like Natalie Portman, Geri Halliwell, Kate Dillon, Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund etc. The Forum is free and open to the public and requires no tickets.