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Project HEAL to hold fundraiser brunch on Oct. 23

Douglaston-based not for profit raises money to help young women with eating disorders.

, a Douglaston-based not for profit that helps young women with eating disorders, will host its annual benefit gala on Oct. 23 in Farmingdale.

The event is being held to raise $30,000 for a scholarship that would cover the entire cost of treatment for one person who has an eating disorder, such as anorexia.

The brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carlyle on the Green, which is located at 99 Quaker Meeting House Road in Farmingdale’s Bethpage State Park.

The suggested donation is $80 per person, but student and teacher discounts are available for $45.

The event’s honorees are Kenneth Willis, the founder and associate medical director of Princeton’s eating disorders program, and Project HEAL’s clinical advisory board, which includes Willis, Christina Carrad and Wendy Meyter Sterling.

The brunch will include a silent auction and raffle. Prizes will include tickets to Broadway shows and Disney World, sports memorabilia and a VIP pass to the “Live with Regis and Kelly” show.

Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept and Live) was founded by Douglaston’s Kristina Saffron, Liana Rosenman and Becky Allen.

The girls decided to launch the program after they underwent treatment for eating disorders. At the time, they were in high school.

Since then, the group has raised more than $100,000 for young people in need.

To RSVP for the brunch, send an email with your name and the number of guests you will bring to projectheal.ed@gmail.com. For more information, visit the not for profit’s website.

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