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Forbes
Why It’s OK To Be A Quitter
August 19th, 2016
When she was 10 years old, Kristina Saffran developed anorexia nervosa, a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
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Mom Love Passion
Two Eating Disorder Sufferers Embark On A Mission To ‘HEAL’ Others
August 5th, 2016
Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran were just 15 years old when they met during treatment for anorexia nervosa. After battling the illness for several years, both helped each other reach full recovery and knew they wanted to help others do the same.
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Fertile Brains
Two women overcome eating disorder, start non-profit to help others
July 29th, 2016
The stress to be thin is felt by children at a disturbingly young age, due in large part to our high-pressure society where thinness is equated with success and happiness. According to The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), 42% of 1st- to 3rd-grade girls want to be thinner, while 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat.Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran both were just 13 years old when they met during treatment for anorexia nervosa. They helped each other reach full recovery and knew they wanted to help others do the same.
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New York Minute Magazine
‘Healing’ the Eating Disorder Stigma
July 20th, 2016
Liana Rosenman is the co-founder of Project HEAL, a nonprofit organization that provides grant funding to people who cannot afford treatment for their eating Liana Rosenmandisorders. After struggling with anorexia as a teenager, Rosenman started the program to educate the public about eating disorders and help both women and men recover from their illness and achieve a healthy, stable life. Her work has helped raise over half a million dollars to fund recovery treatments and has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Glamour.
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Point of Light
Liana Rosenman Award Number:5764
June 17th, 2016
Rosenman was diagnosed with an eating disorder as an eighth-grader. But she resisted two years of attempts by her parents and counselors to acknowledge her disorder – until the day her parents took away her measuring cup. “I actually was hospitalized for a few days under suicide watch,” she says. “I carried that cup everywhere. They also threatened to take away my cell phone, but I was more afraid of losing the measuring cup than losing my phone. That was my wake-up call.”
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Parent Herald
Zendaya News: ‘Spiderman’ Reboot Star’s Fiery Diss of Body Shaming by Julie Klausner
March 15th, 2016
Huffington Post relates that Project Heal co-founders Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran require as much as $30,000. This is one of the reasons only 10 percent of the 30 million individuals afflicted with eating disorders are able to get treatments.
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Unwritten
Why Binge Eating Is the Disorder that Is Always Overlooked
March 10th, 2016
I always thought a binge eater was someone who ate a large amount of food in a closet. But in reality, anybody can be a binge eater and not even realize it. In this article, Alexandra Minnick — secretary of the Central Florida Chapter of Project HEAL and recovered binge-eater — describes her struggles with, and ultimate recovery from, binge eating disorder.
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News Nation
What makes you beautiful? These women asnwer it the best wayk
February 27th, 2016
In a series of photographs, this photographer is reiterating the fact that beauty has no definition. #WhatMakesMeBeautiful is a new photo campaign by Project Heal featuring 14 images of women from all walks of life proudly sharing what makes each of them feel beautiful.
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People
The Words ‘Binge’ and ‘Beautiful’ Cause Emotional Reactions in Projects for Eating Disorder Awareness Week
February 26th, 2016
For people struggling with an eating disorder, seemingly benign words like ‘beautiful’ or ‘binge’ take on a new meaning. That’s what Project Heal and Cut Video are trying to show with their new campaigns for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.
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Daily Dot
Why women everywhere are embracing #WhatMakesMeBeautiful
February 25th, 2016
What makes you beautiful? Is it your flawless skin? Your perfect hair? Your straight teeth? Your full lips?
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Huff Post Women
8 Eating Disorder Survivors Reveal What Recovery Means To Them
February 25th, 2016
Eating disorder survivors have come together for a powerful campaign to show that no road to recovery is the same.
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Huff Post Women
14 Very Different Women On What Makes Them Beautiful
February 24th, 2016
A new photo series is reminding women everywhere that beauty has nothing to do with your physical appearance.
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Shape
Eating Disorder Awareness Campaign Shows Beauty Isn’t About Size
February 24th, 2016
Feeling beautiful in your own skin is a challenge for many women, especially in a society that is more focused on pointing out supposed “flaws” rather than all the wonderful things that make you, well, you. This scrutiny can be especially difficult if you’re among the 30 million American women who are struggling with an eating disorder
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MIMI
Project HEAL’s #WhatMakesMeBeautiful Campaign Is Sending a Very Important Message
February 24th, 2016
Our lives have become so busy and fast-paced that it’s easy to forget we all need to engage in a little self-care regularly. How often do you offer yourself a positive affirmation that you’re amazing and kicking ass? Probably not nearly as frequently as you should, if ever. Project HEAL’s #WhatMakesMeBeautiful campaign wants us all to embrace our self-worth and diversity and there’s no better time to start than now.
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Elle
Social Media Campaign Celebrates Beauty
February 23rd, 2016
This week is international Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The annual event aims to bring awareness of eating disorders into the public eye as well as drawing attention to the resources and support that is available to those suffering. Project Heal are an organisation committed to raising treatment funds for those who cannot afford to seek treatment. Today they have launched a new social media campaign called #WhatMakesMeBeautiful.
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Greatest
This Campaign Is How Everyone Should Be Talking About Beauty
February 23rd, 2016
What makes you beautiful? One Direction had a few answers. But that’s beside the point—and so 2011. Now there’s an awesome new campaign using the hashtag #WhatMakesMeBeautiful. The cool thing? The focus isn’t on anything physical.
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Glamour
#WhatMakesMeBeautiful è l’hashtag benefico della settimana, dedicato a chi ha problemi di disordini alimentari
February 23rd, 2016
Ieri è iniziata la National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in Usa, lanciata dall’associazione Project HEAL, un’organizzazione no profit che raccoglie fondi per aiutare chi ha bisogno di una terapia per risolvere problemi di “disordini alimentari”. La sua missione è diffondere il messaggio che esiste una via d’uscita alla malattia. Per promuoverlo ha lanciato una campagna in cui donne normali hanno condiviso il loro concetto di bellezza con l’hashtag #WhatMakesMeBeautiful e sono state scattate dal fotografo di moda Arthur Belebeau. Per iniziare la giornata con qualcosa su cui riflettere.
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The Mighty
5 Ways to Show Your Support for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
February 22nd, 2016
Project HEAL is using the hashtag #RecoveryIs to spread awareness about eating disorder recovery. The pictures from this campaign prove recovery is possible, and send messages of hope to anyone who isn’t quite there yet. #WhatMakesMeBeautiful is spreading body positivity, celebrating what truly makes people beautiful.
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HuffPost Style
Project HEAL Launches Social Campaign To Make A Statement About Self-Worth And Beauty
February 22nd, 2016
Project HEAL, a nonprofit organization, is launching #WhatMakesMeBeautiful, a social media campaign featuring a diverse set of women who each offer their own individual statements on personal beauty and self-affirmation.
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HuffPost Style
#WhatMakesMeBeautiful Campaign
February 22nd, 2016
Today marks the start of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, an annual weeklong initiative aimed to increase awareness and advocacy around these prevalent and deadly illnesses. Today is also the day Project HEAL launches their latest campaign #WhatMakesMeBeautiful Campaign featuring women of all sizes, shapes and paths of Life. I am honored to be one of them.
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WFMJ
#WhatMakesMeBeautiful Campaign
February 22nd, 2016
Talking ‪#‎WhatMakesMeBeautiful‬ with Christina Grasso and WFMJ Today.
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ELLE UK
Social Media Campaign Celebrates Positive Body Image For Eating Disorder Awareness Week
February 22nd, 2016
Eating Disorder Awareness Week starts today. The annual event aims to bring awareness of eating disorders into the public eye as well as drawing attention to the resources and support that is available to those suffering. Project Heal are an organisation committed to raising treatment funds for those who cannot afford to seek treatment. Today they have launched a new social media campaign called #WhatMakesMeBeautiful.
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Psychology Today
3 Things People with Eating Disorders Need to Know
February 21st, 2016
Kristina Saffran, a woman who recovered from an eating disorder and went on to co-found Project HEAL, stated, “There was no click, no “magical pill” to cure me. I made a conscious decision to change my life, and worked at it. Now I’m a real person. I have hopes and dreams. I have real relationships. I go out and socialize…People don’t pity me anymore; they want to be friends with me. None of this would be possible if I hadn’t gotten rid of my eating disorder”
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Refinery29
New Campaign Reveals The Truth About Beauty
February 21st, 2016
Today marks the start of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, an annual event aimed not only at bringing this vital issue into the spotlight, but getting resources to those in need of help. For some, that may mean finding treatment or a support group. For others — for almost everyone, in fact — one of the most important resources is simply the knowledge that you’re not alone.
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Bustle
Project HEAL’s #WhatMakesMeBeautiful Campaign Encourages A Much-Needed Change In The Narrative Surrounding Beauty
February 21st, 2016
In conjunction with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Project HEAL’s #WhatMakesMeBeautiful campaign strives to change the conversation surrounding what beauty means. A non-profit organization providing financial and emotional support for those battling eating disorders, Project HEAL is launching this thought-provoking project with the hope that it will act as a catalyst for reframing the definition of beauty and the purpose it serves. And, you guys, that really is a beautiful thing.

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BuzzFeed
13 Body Positive Instagram Accounts You Need To Be Following
October 28th, 2015
Project HEAL is a nonprofit organization that “raises funds for eating disorder treatment & believes recovery from an ED is possible.” Their posts are often inspirational and enlightening, with a focus on a positive recovery experience.
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MSN
Teens Recovering From Eating Disorders Start Something Special
October 14th, 2015
Today’s “Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment” brings you two teens helping others! If you thought high school kids only cared about #selfies and social media, think again. These 2 teen leaders are about to totally change your perspective! The founders of Project HEAL, Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran, met while undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa. The two girls helped each other to reach full recovery, and then wanted to help others achieve it, as well.
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Huffington Post
Teens Recovering From Eating Disorders Start Something Special
October 12th, 2015
Today’s “Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment” brings you two teens helping others! If you thought high school kids only cared about #selfies and social media, think again. These 2 teen leaders are about to totally change your perspective! The founders of Project HEAL, Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran, met while undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa. The two girls helped each other to reach full recovery, and then wanted to help others achieve it, as well.
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Live Full Out
Live Full Out By Releasing Control
August 8th, 2015
Today’s inspirational guest was Liana Rosenman, a founder of the Project Heal, which is dedicated to helping individuals with eating disorders. She takes us through the chaos of her own eating disorder and the lesson she learned. Liana realizes how she needs to surrender to not needing to control every aspect of her life. Listen in as Liana discusses her road to recovery and the passion she found helping others.
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Daily Mail
Family of a woman who killed herself after a lengthy battle with anorexia auctions off the shoe collection which ‘helped her feel positive’ to fund eating disorder treatments
July 28th, 2015
When Kathryn Laudadio died in 2013, aged 22, after a lengthy battle with anorexia, she left behind a lifetime of memories, a legion of admirers, a grieving family – and hundreds of pairs of designer shoes.
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Cosmopolitan
This Family Is Selling Their Daughter’s Shoes for the Sweetest Reason
July 27th, 2015
When Lisa Gfeller’s daughter Kathryn Laudadio died by suicide after struggling with anorexia and bipolar, Gfeller decided to sell Laudadio’s 204 pairs of designer shoes and give the money to help other eating disorder sufferers
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CT Post
Family donates shoes to fight eating disorders
July 27th, 2015
Elizabeth Laudadio and her mom Lisa Gfeller hold up two of her sister Kathryn Laudadio’s more than 200 pairs of designer shoes
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Boston Globe
This Family Is Selling Their Daughter’s Shoes for the Sweetest Reason
July 25th, 2015
When Lisa Gfeller’s daughter Kathryn Laudadio died by suicide after struggling with anorexia and bipolar, Gfeller decided to sell Laudadio’s 204 pairs of designer shoes and give the money to help other eating disorder sufferers
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WTNH-TV
Family donates late daughter’s shoes, will be sold to help people recovering from eating disorders
July 24th, 2015
A local family is remembering their daughter and sister, Kathryn Laudadio, who was diagnosed with anorexia when she was 14-years old.
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People Magazine
Woman on Losing Sister, 22, to Anorexia: ‘It Was a Huge Shock’
July 17th, 2015
Even though her sister Kathryn had struggled with anorexia and bipolar disorder for nearly a decade, nothing could have prepared Elizabeth Laudadio for actually losing her to the disease.
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Today
Fashion lover who lost battle to anorexia still helping others through her shoes
July 9th, 2015
When Kathryn Laudadio lost a years-long battle with anorexia by suicide in September 2013, she left behind many unanswered questions and a heartbroken family — and hundreds of pairs of shoes.
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Love, Lust, Run
Fresh Face
June 19th, 2015
Project HEAL co-founder, Liana Rosenman’s #freshface was featured on an episode of Love, Lust, Run


LoveLikeViolence PSA
June 15th, 2015
LoveLikeViolence, partnered with Project HEAL to donate 75% of their single’s proceeds to pay for patients’ eating disorder treatment.
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Tribute Video
June 11th, 2015
Tribute video for Carolyn Costin shown at Project HEAL’s gala in NY on June 9, 2015 where she was honored as Clinician of the Year.
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Let’s Talk About It
Recovery from an Eating Disorder
April 9th, 2015
Co-founder Kristina Saffran and Clinical Advisory Board Member Neville Golden speak on Recovery from an Eating Disorder at Stanford Medical School.
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Fashionistas & Margaritas!
Fearlessly Authentic Interview with Project HEAL
June 4th, 2015
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The Richmond Register
Silent auction of art to support Project HEAL
April 9th, 2015
Artists had only one stipulation when submitting their works to be sold at the Project HEAL fundraiser: It must have a positive message behind it.
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Berkeley Beacon
Lillibridge promotes body positivity with Project Heal
April 1st, 2015
Senior Ashlyn Lillibridge volunteers for the nonprofit Project Heal.
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The Huntington News
Nonprofit funds treatments
March 19, 2015
Decatur brought the chapter of Project Heal to Boston in mid-February and plans to launch the new sector in the coming weeks.
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Journal Sentinel
Marquette president’s daughter speaks of her struggles with anorexia
March 13, 2015
Marissa Lovell, a sophomore at Marquette University and the daughter of its president, Michael Lovell, recently spoke on campus about her personal struggles with anorexia in an effort to build awareness of the eating disorder.
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The Observer
Project HEAL promotes healthy living
Saint Mary’s senior Mackenzie Woods has seen Project HEAL make a difference on campus since it was recognized as a campus organization last spring.
September 22, 2014
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Diamond Back
University of Maryland’s Project HEAL chapter responds to diner’s offensive table sign
September 18, 2014
Meghna Balakumar sat down in the South Campus Dining Hall on Sept. 10 and couldn’t believe what she was seeing.
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Refinery29
Photo Series Shows What It’s Like To Recover From An Eating Disorder
June 24, 2014
When we talk about disordered eating, the conversation usually centers around what it’s like to suffer from one.
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New York Daily News
The many faces of eating disorders: New York photo exhibit showcases recovery
June 20, 2014
At Project HEAL’s gala, 150 photos of eating disorder survivors will be on display. The nonprofit pays for eating disorder treatments since many insurance plans don’t cover them.
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New York Minute Magazine.
Project HEAL Co-founder, Liana Rosenman, Interviewed About Upcoming 6th Anniversary Gala by New York Minute Magazine.
June 12, 2014
What makes this whole thing even cooler is that Project HEAL was born out of their own struggles with eating disorders, and while they were both in high school, no less.
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iHeartDaily
Cool Girls: Project HEAL Founders Liana and Kristina
April 2, 2014
Each girl has inspiring words to share about how she recovered, and both girls have joined together to do an incredible thing: Help a lot of other people recover, too.
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9 News
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: What are the symptoms?
Project HEAL Denver Chapter Founder shares her story.
February 27th, 2014
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WNDU
Saint Mary’s College hosts “Love Your Body Week
February 24th, 2014
South Bend Messages about what “perfect” looks like continue to circulate, resulting in negative self-image. Watch Clip →


USA Today College
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Overcoming the ‘Silent Epidemic’
February 22nd, 2014
Like Saffran and Rosenman, many other students are filling in the gaps left by the scarcity of university resources. Continue reading →


Forbes
How Desperate Is Mattel To Make SI Swimsuit Barbie A Sex Object For Men
February 17th, 2014
Nobody is perfect, and truthfully, no body is perfect, either. It’s enough for an impressionable young reader to thumb through any magazine on the newsstands and be bombarded with the images of what our modern society has championed as perfection. Continue reading →


Newsday
Year of Awareness: Eating Disorders 
February 10th, 2014
While undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa, Liana Rosenman of Commack, and Kristina Saffran helped each other to reach full recovery, and then decided to help others, founding Project HEAL to raise money for those suffering from eating disorders but unable to afford treatment. Continue reading →


Hofstra University
In Focus: Liana Rosenman
January 2nd, 2014
Liana Rosenman, class of ’14, is a double major in Education and History. Liana transferred to Hofstra because of the School of Education, and since has taken roles in the honors societies for both of her major. Watch Clip →


Huffington Post
Project HEAL Seeks to Help Others Win the Fight Against Eating Disorders
January 28th, 2014
Everything happens for a reason, they say. While I, too, am one that will forever wonder why bad things happen to good people, I have witnessed too much goodness come from adversity to deny that with every struggle, there is purpose. Continue reading →


Huffington Post
An Open Letter to the Man Who Wrote About Dating Girls With Eating Disorders
November 21st, 2013
On behalf of Project HEAL, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises funds to provide treatment scholarships to those suffering from eating disorders who are unable to afford treatment, I would like to respond to your recent blog post titled “5 Reasons to Date a Girl with an Eating Disorder.” Continue reading →


MTV
Thankful Thursdays: Project HEAL Provides Unique, Life-Saving Scholarships
November 14th, 2013
Every Thursday in November, we’re profiling amazing changemakers we’re seriously thankful for. This Thursday, we’d like to introduce you to Liana Rosenman, 22, and Kristina Saffran, 21, of Project HEAL. Continue reading →


Verizon Fios TV
Heroes on Our Island
November 7th, 2013
Project HEAL was featured on the segment “Heroes on Our Island.” Watch Clip →


Daily Mail
‘I weighed 200lbs and was anorexic’: How obese teenagers with eating disorders go unnoticed because they’re not ‘skin and bones’
September 23, 2013
Obese teenagers who develop eating disorders often get overlooked by health care professionals because of their size, according to a new study.
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Today
The 200-pound anorexic: Obese teens at risk for disorder, but it’s often unrecognized
September 22, 2013
Hear “anorexia” and you think bone-thin young women — scary-skinny runway models with emaciated figures. But an overlooked group of young people are also struggling with anorexia nervosa: overweight and even obese kids. Continue reading


Daily Mail
‘Starvation was my default mode’: Meet two anorexia sufferers who plan to eradicate eating disorders by raising money for treatment denied by insurance companies
September 17, 2013
Two women who met while undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa in middle school are entering their senior year of college with a mountainous challenge: conquer eating disorders. Continue reading →


The Observer
Week educates students on positive body image
February 22, 2013
Sophomore Kelly Gutrich, co-chair of Love Your Body Week, said 2011 alumna Christina Grasso inspired the planning committee to incorporate eating disorder awareness into the Week’s events. Grasso co-founded the New York chapter of Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live, which promotes self-acceptance and positive body image. Continue reading →


Hofstra University
In Focus: Liana Rosenman
February 1, 2013
When I was 12, I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa and it was a really dark time for me. It’s such a nightmare to struggle with and it controls how you think, in school and at home. Continue reading →


MTV
Project HEAL Wants to Remove This Alexander Wang Billboard
March 13, 2013
Model Malgosia Bela is the star of Wang’s Spring 2013 campaign, so she appears in several different ads. This one, however, features a mostly nude (but covered in white body paint) Bela sitting hunched over in a chair. The boots she’s wearing are, in my opinion, gorgeous, but it’s hard to look at them when all of my attention is focused on the very thin model wearing them. The fashion industry is no stranger to poor body image and very thin models, but the girls are Project HEAL don’t think we should be subjected to it in this case. Continue reading →


Commack Patch
Commack’s Greatest Person: Liana Rosenman
January 17, 2012
The 21-year-old founded Project HEAL when she was in high school. Now, it’s international. Continue reading →


Ten-Mile Morning
Project HEAL: Two Remarkable Women Join the Fight Against Eating Disorders
January 1, 2012
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Seventeen magazine
How to Help a Friend who Has an Eating Disorder
February 28, 2012
February 26th- March 3rd is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This week’s guest bloggers are from Proud2Bme, the National Eating Disorders Association’s new website for teens. Today’s guest bloggers are Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran, founders of Project HEAL, an organization dedicated to raising funds for people who need eating disorders treatment. Continue reading →


Forbes
Teen Girl in The Mirror. A Picture Shows Her Truth
February 27, 2012
There is hope and it’s called Project HEAL, founded by two teenage girls who helped each other recover from anorexia nervosa, a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Continue reading →


Teen Vogue
Giving Back: Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman of Project HEAL
February 17, 2012
After undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa together in middle school, Kristina and Liana wanted to help others fully recover from eating disorders. Residential treatment can cost $30,000 per month–an amount that most insurance companies do not cover. Kristina and Liana founder Project HEAL to create scholarship funds for young people who are seeking treatment but unable to afford it. Now college students, Kristina and Liana have expanded Project HEAL’s mission to promote positive body image and self-worth. Continue reading →


Huffington Post
Teen Save Life Using Facebook, Launch Teen Advice Tumblr
February 3, 2012
Hopeline for Teens is one of many by-teens and for-teens sites and organizations that have recently arisen. After struggling with eating disorders for years, Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran from New York are now helping to heal others. The two girls were recently honored at Glamour’s “Women of the Year” awards for their work with Project HEAL, the organization they founded to provide funding for eating disorder treatment. Continue reading →


The Hofstra Chronicle
Founder of Project HEAL Hopes to Start Campus Chapter
March 7, 2012
Liana Rosenman battled with anorexia nervosa for five years. After many struggles, she sought treatment where she befriended two other teenage girls, Kristina Saffran and Becky Allen, with the same eating disorder. The three helped each other on the road to recovery, and together they founded Project HEAL, a non-profit organization that creates awareness of eating disorders. Continue reading →


The Wall Street Journal
The Road to Recovery
April 12, 2012
Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran speak from experience. They know that treatment for an eating disorder is critical to recovery. So Ms. Rosenman, 20 years old, and Ms. Saffran, 19 years old, set out with a friend, Becky Allen, to found in 2008 Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept and Live), a Commack, N.Y.-based organization that provides support to people suffering from eating disorders. Continue reading →


The Insider
July 27, 2012
Liana and Kristina discuss their work with Project HEAL on a segment about eating disorders. Watch Clip →


People
Project HEAL Founders Help Anorexia Patients
July 2, 2012
Project HEAL founders Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman are featured in People magazine as “Heroes Among Us.” Continue reading →


New York Daily News
Great People: Kristina Saffran of Queens leads fight against anorexia
August 31, 2012
Kristina Saffran helped form Project HEAL, which awards scholarships to anorexia nervosa sufferers who can’t afford costly treatments to battle the disease. Continue reading →


Godiva Channel
Lady Godiva
October 23, 2012
Kristina discusses her work with Project HEAL as a Local Lady Godiva Honoree. Watch Clip→


GIRLilla Warfare
Why Girls Learn to Hate Their Bodies
October 9, 2012
Body image. No matter how young, old, what race you are, gender, hair color, height, weight — it affects us all. Some more than others. My name is Christina Zapata, I am 20 years old, a student studying psychology and journalism, the Co-Founder of Project HEAL New Jersey Chapter , and I recovered from Anorexia Nervosa. I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa when I was 14 years old, but the behaviors and self-destructive thoughts began much earlier. Continue reading →


HaveUHeard
Glee’s Take on Eating Disorders Out of Line
November 16, 2012
One topic Glee has failed horribly at covering is eating disorders. Eating disorders are often life threatening and last night’s episode of Glee made it nothing short of a joke. Continue reading →


MTV
How 2 Teens Combating Anorexia Helped Others Gain Access to Treatment
December 28, 2012
In 2006, at the age of 15, Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman were undergoing treatment together for anorexia. The girls have since overcome their eating disorders and founded Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live. Continue reading →


Verizon Fios TV
Heroes on Our Island
June 28, 2011
Project HEAL was featured on the segment “Heroes on Our Island.” Watch Clip →


The Patch
Douglaston Teen’s Nonprofit Helps Youths with Eating Disorders
June 1, 2011
At age 19, Douglaston’s Kristina Saffran is not only celebrating her acceptance to one of the nation’s most prestigious schools, but also the third anniversary of a nonprofit she co-founded that has raised more than $100,000 for young people in need. Continue reading →


NY1
NYer of the Week
July 20, 2011
Project HEAL was featured on “NYer of the Week.” Watch Clip→


Verizon Fios TV
Heroes on Our Island
September 28, 2011
Project HEAL was featured on the segment “Heroes on Our Island.”


Reclaiming Beauty
Imperfectly Perfect: A Blueprint of Beauty
November 18, 2011
I have learned that beauty comes from within. Imperfection is individuality. Everyone is who they are for a reason, and no one is ‘more’ special than anyone else. We all contribute to the world in different ways. In our society, we compare ourselves to others constantly. How could you compare a police officer to a teacher? The answer is simple; you can’t. Continue reading →


Glamour Magazine
Meet Our 21 Amazing Young Women of 2011
November 3, 2011
To celebrate the twenty–first anniversary of Women of the Year, Glamour’s November 7 ceremony will recognize 21 young women who are already making a huge difference in the world. Continue reading →


Seventeen Magazine
Body Peace Project
November 1st, 2011
Liana and Kristina were named “Real Life Body Peace Heroes” and featured in Seventeen Magazine!


Huffington Post
Teen Activists Honored for Fighting Eating Disorders
December 30, 2011
After struggling with eating disorders for years, two teenage girls have not only healed themselves, but are now helping heal others. Liana Rosenman from Commack, NY and Kristina Saffran from QUeens were recently honored at Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year” awards for their work with the organization “Project HEAL.” Continue reading →


Newsday
Local Teen Honored by Glamour Magazine
December 25, 2011
Project HEAL Founders Kristina Saffran and Liana Rosenman are among 21 young women honored by Glamour magazine as a “Young Amazing” at its 2011 Women of the Year awards, a star-studded, red carpet event held at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY. Continue reading →


Long Island Business News
Teens help people with eating disorders: recovery is possible
April 30, 2010
Of all mental conditions, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate-about 20% of its victims die. Up to 80 million people worldwide struggle with an eating disorder, yet insurance companies often refuse to cover the cost of treatment because they do not classify eating disorders as a medical illness. Continue reading →


Dr. Phil
April 13, 2010
Project HEAL was mentioned by Dr. Phil McGraw on an episode about eating disorders.


MSG Varsity Network
The Strength Behind Project HEAL
May 28, 2010
Two local students are founders of the Long Island-based charity “Project HEAL”, which raises money in the fight against Anorexia Nervosa. Continue reading →


Long Island Press
No Glee in Eating Disorders
October 14, 2010
Project HEAL co-founder Liana Rosenman expresses disappointment in the Editor’s insensitive remarks about actress Lea Michele’s slight build. Continue reading →


Good Morning America
September 17, 2009
Project HEAL mentioned by Chris Cuomo in a segment regarding insurer’s poor coverage for eating disorders. Continue reading →


Long Island Women Making a Difference: Gaining More Than Weight – Life After Anorexia
October 15, 2009
I was struck by the beauty of their skin. Rosy, smooth, full of life…healthy. My preconceived notion of what a former anorexic would look like went right out of my head when I met Liana Rosenman, and Kristina Saffran. The girls are from different Long Island towns and counties but even with the distance that separates them, they are the very best of friends who met while they were being treated for anorexia at North Shore LIJ Hospital.