‘EveryBODY’ fashion show April 15 raises awareness of eating disorders

To increase awareness about eating disorders, students in Youngstown State University’s fashion program are presenting “The EveryBODY Fashion Show,” featuring clothing for all body types, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

Admission is free. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Danielle Peters

Danielle Peters

The event is sponsored by the Danielle L. Peters Endowment to Promote Awareness of Eating Disorders. A fashion merchandising student at YSU, Peters passed away because of bulimia in summer 2012 at the age of 21, said Priscilla Gitimu, YSU associate professor and coordinator Merchandising: Fashion and Interiors. Gitimu said Peters’ parents attended the fashion show in 2012 and, as a result, started the endowment fund in their daughter’s memory.

Donations for the fund will be accepted at the fashion show. Gifts also can be made at the Office of University Development at YSU, online at www.ysu.edu/givetoysu or calling 330-941-3119.

For more information on YSU’s program in Merchandising: Fashion and Interiors, visit http://web.ysu.edu/gen/bcohhs/Fashion_and_Interiors_m117.html.