Cobeen residents swing through cold and drizzle for eating disorder awareness

“Born to be real, not to be perfect.” This was the theme of the 11th Annual Cobeen Swing-a-Thon held April 27-28, 2017 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Amidst the drizzle and cool temperatures, approximately 60 students and staff members pumped their legs back and forth in an effort to swing for 24 continuous hours to raise awareness of eating disorders and to raise funds for individuals seeking treatment at The Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Residents raised funds through donations and pledges, as well as selling t-shirts.

This fundraising and awareness event is organized each year as a part of wellness week, in which students can participate in a variety of activities focusing on mindfulness, words of affirmation, nutrition and how to be a wellness advocate.

Rogers Foundation is thankful for everyone who supported this event!

You can show your support for mental health and wellness by organizing your own special fundraising event. Learn more at MyRogers.