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posted: 5/8/2014 12:34 PM

Naperville's candlelight vigil addresses eating disorders

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Linden Oaks at Edward and the National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders will sponsor the 11th annual Candlelight Vigil for those affected by eating disorders at 6 p.m. Monday, May 19, in the Healing Garden of Linden Oaks at Edward, on the campus of Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St. in Naperville.

The event is open to the public.

The Candlelight Vigil is held each year to motivate and encourage recovery, provide support for families, to commemorate those who have lost their lives and recognize those who have recovered and survived.

Johanna Kandel, author of "Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder," will be the keynote speaker. Kandel, founder/CEO of the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, struggled with eating disorders for 10 years before getting help.

The Linden Oaks Eating Disorders Program, designated a Center of Excellence by The Joint Commission, offers four levels of care with the latest techniques specifically designed to help adults and adolescents recover from anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders.

For a free assessment or more information, call the Linden Oaks Help Line at (630) 305-5027.

For more information about the Candlelight Vigil and Eating Disorders Program at Linden Oaks, visit or call (630) 305-5500. For more information about ANAD, visit or call (630) 577-1333.