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Friday April 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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Weber's Inn 
3050 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Admission: $80

Evening Schedule
6:00 PM - Networking Reception, Strolling Dinner & Silent Auction
7:30 PM - Program
8:30 PM - Auction Closes & Entertainment
Weber's Inn 


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The Kirsten Haglund Foundation's Celebration of Life

Please Join Us For Our

2013 Celebration Of Life Auction and Gala

Admission includes: strolling dinner, complementary drink ticket, entertainment, networking, silent auction, sweepstakes raffle, and more.

 We will raise funds for eating disorder treatment, honor excellent work in the field, and celebrate stories of hope, recovery and fullness of life.

Mistress of Ceremony 

 Ashlee BaracyAshlee Baracy is a traffic and general assignment reporter for WDIV-TV Local 4. In 2008, Ashlee held the title of Miss Michigan and went on to become a top ten finalist in the 2009 Miss America pageant. She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where she served as captain of the  University of Michigan Dance Team and holds a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Eastern Michigan University. Ashlee continues to further her education through Mississippi State University studying for a certification in Broadcast Meteorology.
  Guest Speakers

Kirsten HaglundKirsten Haglund originally from Michigan, recently traveled 20,000 miles a month serving as Miss America 2008. During that time, she served as Goodwill Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network, and was a tireless advocate for increased awareness of Eating Disorders as a public health priority. On behalf of this cause, she made guest speaking appearances at Harvard University, the National Press Club in Washington D.C., and for the United States Congress while lobbying with the Eating Disorders Coalition for Mental Health Parity and the FREED Bill. She also worked with Darryl Robert’s in promotion of his film America the Beautiful, and in these efforts, was recipient of the ANAD Advocacy Award. In 2009, she founded the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, whose mission is to provide treatment scholarships and networking for families struggling with eating disorders. Kirsten serves as Community Relations Specialist for Timberline Knolls, and continues to make media appearances on Fox News Channel, CNN, HLN, and other entertainment news programs to comment on the state of women’s body image issues. Kirsten also speaks at universities and professional conferences across the country about eating disorders, sharing her personal story and a message of hope and healing. Kirsten graduates in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Emory University.

 Kaylin OhlerKaylin Jeanette Ohler grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska and is currently living in Omaha, while attending the University of Nebraska. Kaylin is pursuing a master's in social work with a goal to become a Christian Licensed Clinical Social Worker, offering counseling for eating disorders and to prison inmates. Jesus, family, friends, and helping others overcome eating disorders are Kaylin’s number four things in life, followed by mission trips, traveling, music, and movies. Kaylin struggled with an eating disorder for nearly 16 years, and states “I am alive today because God saved me and forever changed my life; He broke the chains. I no longer tell God how big my problems are, but my problems how big my God is”.

Advocacy Award Recipient

 Kathleen MacDonaldKathleen MacDonald is known on the national level as a dedicated and well-versed expert in the education and prevention of eating and body image issues, as well as policy relating to eating disorders and mental health parity. She is fully recovered from chronic dieting, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS, exercise bulimia, disordered eating, and body image issues (all of which had plagued over her life before she was able to fully recover). As a result of her journey, Kathleen is committed to speaking out about the truth that it IS possible to fully recover from these diseases that affect countless millions of other young women and men on a daily basis, and that steal the lives of thousands annually.

Music Entertainment

Sylvia YacoubSylvia Yacoub, a finalist on Season 3 of NBC's "The Voice", 19-year old Sylvia took the judges and America by storm with her powerful vocals and infectious personalty.  In the blind auditions, Sylvia turned three judges chairs and ultimately landed a coveted spot on Christina Aguilera's "Team Xtina."  Sylvia was one of the last 10 finalists standing and her vocal career is just beginning.  Currently, Sylvia is a busy college student at St. Mary's College working on her double major in political science and philosophy.  After graduation, Sylvia plans to pursue her vocal career before applying for law school.  Originally born in Egypt, Sylvia now lives in Muskegon,Michigan. 


invasion bandThe Invasion is Detroit's premium British Invasion cover band. Bob, Ron, David and Mike were drawn together from a love of music from the other side of the pond that came to us here in the 1960s. All 4 members of the band sing tight, well crafted harmonies. They have 4 true lead vocalists. Add expert instrumentation on era inspired gear, the best music of that magical decade and you have The Invasion's formula for a good time.

We invite you to share as we continue our mission to provide hope, networking and fiancial aid to those seeking treatment and freedom from eating disorders.


 The Kirsten Haglund Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a registered, official public charity.

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