The Grace Holland Cozine Foundation has been established to honor the memory of our amazing daughter, sister and friend. Grace was smart, beautiful, loving, and a kind presence to all. She was a musician, fashion enthusiast, poet, writer, and an advocate for many causes such as animals and mental health. Grace struggled with disordered eating from the age of 12. She was fully committed to overcoming her disease and reaching full recovery. For more than 7 years, Grace bravely faced her illness and committed herself to doing whatever was necessary to “get better.” Grace was supported by a focused and fully committed group of doctors, nutritionists, therapists and nurses as well as a loving family and amazing community of friends and supporters. Along her journey, Grace met a remarkable group of young women (and some men) who unfortunately were struggling with their own eating disorders. She connected with so many of these brave young people, providing them with support and encouragement and was as committed to their recovery as she was to her own.
Grace was fierce as she fought her eating disorder. She also believed that she and others could get better. As she wrote:
“Recovery does not just happen, but I can sincerely say that it IS possible. Never give up on the hope of recovery, because I PROMISE you it is possible. Life is meant to be lived not restricted.”
Grace’s journey makes clear just how complex and challenging eating disorders are and underscores the need for more research and support to help those impacted by this terrible condition. The Grace Holland Cozine Foundation has been established to support programs and causes connected to education, advocacy and community outreach in connection with eating disorders. The GHC Foundation will work with existing organizations and charities (including the National Eating Disorder Association) to bring much more awareness and support to a condition which will impact more than 30 million Americans during their lives.
The GHC Foundation is also committed to raising funds to push forward on this ambitious agenda. Several events are currently being planned and we hope that you can join as we roll them out throughout the year. To assure that we can keep you fully updated, we request that you kindly provide your contact information by clicking here. With your ongoing support, we can honor Grace and make a difference for those life-threatening disease.