…to ALL who have registered with us to be included in the "UK slice" of this international project. We have had a fabulously busy week following our BBC Woman's Hour broadcasts - please keep those registrations coming in!
Thank you too to all those who have written to tell us their stories - we love to hear them and are often touched by the endurance, generosity, and hope of those who have reason to engage with us in this endeavour, and who are as excited as we are about its prospects.
We can't do this without all of you! If anyone would like to share more widely and have us interview you for our blog and our FaceBook page, please let us know - it would be our privilege to show and tell others how important this is to you as individuals, and why.
What is Charlotte's Helix?
Charlotte's Helix was founded in the UK to honour the eating disorder advocacy work of Charlotte Bevan. It is part of a global effort to collect DNA samples from over 25,000 individuals who have had anorexia at any time in their life, otherwise known as #AN25K.
The goal of Charlotte’s Helix is to add at least 1,000 UK DNA samples to #AN25K
(Read more here)
Charlotte's Helix during Prime Minister's Questions
Meet Charlotte Bevan
Keep up with news on the project
Charlotte Bevan, fierce advocate and activist, died at home January 13, 2014. Her friends and family mourn her loss and commit to carrying on her legacy.
Fun ways to help Helix
Attend a fundraising tea or organise one yourself! Read Charlotte's book, Throwing Starfish. Sponsor or Suggest your own fun way to support Charlotte's Helix.
Read a description of being in the study by a participant
A blogger in the UK describes how, and why, she became a participant in Charlotte's Helix and AN25K.
So far, Charlotte's Helix supporters have generously donated enough funds to collect 250,000 DNA samples in the UK! Keep the donations coming: our goal is 1,000-4,000. Every $ £ ¥ € is welcome and gets us closer to our goal: let's make history together.
Who is involved?
Charlotte's Helix is a collaboration
by individuals and organizations
who believe in Charlotte's dream
of bringing AN25K to the UK. Join us!
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the Charlotte's Helix Managing Trustees