TOPEKA HOLIDOME -- Members of Overeaters Anonymous from Region 4 including Kansas, Missouri and six other states are converging on Topeka this weekend to celebrate their recoveries. OA members from Manitoba, Ontario will also be in attendance.
OA is a fellowship of people who share the common problem of compulsive eating. All are welcome at the event, including others who suffer from this disorder, and anyone concerned about a friend or relative with an eating problem. This year's convention speakers and workshops will focus on the theme "12 Steps Down the Yellow Brick Road."
On-site registration begins this Friday, June 18th at 5:00.
Founded in 1960, OA around the world is celebrating 50 years of growth and recovery from compulsive eating during 2010. OA doesn't have any fees or dues for membership. A person can become a member simply by having the desire to stop eatingcompulsively. OA is not affiliate with any public or priavte organizataion, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine.
Their members find recovery following a 12-step program patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. OA helps men, women and young people who struggle with either compulsive eating, bulimia and anorexia.
This weekend's sessions will be held at the Topeka Holiday Inn Holidome, 605 SW Fairlawn, and continue through Sunday, June 20th.