"YOUR SUPPORT MAKES HOPE POSSIBLE!"
Hello and welcome to the 3rd annual SIP & SAVOUR Myers Park Gallery Crawl! SIP & SAVOUR is a much anticipated annual cultural fund raising event that starts in the heart of Myers Park and ends in the robust Selywn area of Charlotte.
SIP & SAVOUR brings together 4 of Charlotte's premier art galleries, local wine businesses, restaurants, musicians and other community and corporate sponsors to create an amazing and unforgettable evening. Come support MELISSA'S VOICE AND HELP SAVE ANOTHER PRECIOUS LIFE!
IT'S TIME TO TAKE A STAND! 90% of those battling eating disorders are girls between the age of 12 & 19 years of age:
• Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
• Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment. Only 35% of people that receive treatment for eating disorders get treatment at a specialized facility for eating disorders
• Up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S
• Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives
Melissa's Voice Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 organization giving a voice to those battling eating disorders. Lynn's sister Melissa took her life following her life long battle with an eating disorder. Like most battling eating disorders, Melissa suffered in silence and in shame.
Lynn established Melissa's Voice to create awareness, to speak out about body image issues, to educate those suffering and their families on the professional resources available and to raise funds for the HOPE Scholarship which provides financial support to those in need of treatment. Click the image below to see the friends YOU HAVE SAVED so far!
Click on this 'Nude Back' Image to learn more about how this painting by world famous artist Marc Chatov captivated and inspired Lynn to create Melissa's Voice and the SIP & SAVOUR Myers Park Gallery Crawl.