The Grace Holland Cozine Foundation has been established to honor the life and memory of our daughter Grace. Grace was an amazing young woman who struggled with an eating disorder from the age of 12. Throughout her journey, she was committed to bringing the light of truth of this misunderstood disease to her vulnerable peers and public. This foundation created in her name is a response to her vision. The GHC Foundation is working with existing organizations and charities including the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to establish and support programs that foster strength and wellbeing for young people at risk. We provide grants to charities and initiatives connected to eating disorders' education, advocacy, and mental health.
% of overweight girls teased about their weight by peers or family members. Weight teasing predicts weight gain, binge eating, and extreme weight control measures.
% increase from 1999 to 2009 in the number of men hospitalized for an eating disorder-related cause. 37% of overweight boys are teased about their weight by peers or family members.
% of women and girls who report a decline in body confidence & increase in beauty & appearance anxiety, which they say is driven by the pressure for perfection from media & advertising’s unrealistic standard of beauty.
% of girls/women who have accessed care for their eating disorders but do not get the intensity of treatment they need to stay in recovery – they are often sent home weeks earlier than the recommended stay