TO THE EDITOR:
Nearly half of all Americans know someone with an eating disorder. Apply that to this campus, and that’s an astounding number of students. It’s an astounding number of people who need to know how to make their voice heard.
Tomorrow marks the start of voting in the Miss UNC and Mr. UNC elections for Homecoming. Why is it so important? Because there’s a project on the line that needs your help, and a girl who seriously wants to help her fellow Tar Heels.
Embody UNC is a training program that offers students know-how on peer-to-peer counseling for eating disorders.
Those students you see running constantly and eating sparingly, those students who skip meals, those students who go to the gym for hours at a time? They need your help. And a vote for Colleen Daly is just that; it’s the help that this community needs.
Colleen Daly has what it takes to get this project off the ground. She has the drive to get things done, the compassion for others, and a strong desire to see this project through. And she knows first hand that this is something this campus needs. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for years, and Colleen has showed me the support I needed to get through it. Give her the opportunity to help other students like me.
Eating disorders are driven by a need to control. Let’s overcome that need. Let’s lift up the students who need help and tell them we support them. Let’s show them that by voting today. It takes five seconds. Go to studentlife.unc.edu and vote for Colleen Daly. She’s the Miss UNC this campus needs.
Taylor Hartley ’13
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