Cocktails & Questions Virtual Edition

November 12th

The MCR Foundation will be hosting the seoncd in a series of community forums, called "Cocktails & Questions with the MCR Foundation".  This virtual event is FREE to the community, and begins at 7:30, where we will have a panel discussion, with a panel comprised of local professionals.  Some of our panel members include Registered Dietitian Pam Kelle, Dr. Kartrina V. Gooden, M.D.,M.B.A., M.H.P, of Galen Medical Group, Natalie Daniel, First Grade Teacher at Brainerd Baptist School, and Assistant Varsity Lacrosse coach at Baylor School, Bonnie Calloway, guidance counselor at Normal Park Elementary, Dr. Justin Robertston, COO of Hamilton County Schools, and Dr. Jeff Eckert, Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Director of Roots Counseling Center. These professionals will be answering audience questions how Covid-19 has had an effect on the mental health of children and teens. This is a FREE event, and we want to encourage parents. teachers, professionals, etc. to attend and ask questions.  If you have any questions you would like panel members to address, feel free to message the MCR Foundation directly, email us at Emily@mcrfoundation.com, or call the office at 423-622-2666, and we will submit it to the panel.  Julie Edwards, of Chanel WRCB's 3 Plus You will be our moderator for the evening.  This will be a great event aimed at educating the Chattanooga area on how to navigate the growing mental health needs of our families.  Link to join live coming soon.  The event will also be recorded and posted to our website and Facebook page for unlimeted viewing after the event has ended.

September 12th, 2020

The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation is hosting its 15th annual fundraiser, “A 5K Run/Walk for Cammy’s Cause,” in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson. This event IS NOW VIRTUAL and will feature a 5k Run/Walk with a 1 mile fun walk option. Register online at www.mcrfoundation.com and join us from wherever you are! You will receive a virtual race bib, and will be able to enter your race time directly into RunSignup. All adult participants will receive tech t-shirts, and children/youth will receive cotton T-shirts. If you are local, T-shirt pick up will available at the MCR Foundation office beginning September 7th. If you are an out of town participant, T-shirts will be mailed to you! Check the website for additional fun/run contests, including giveaways, etc. $35 Registration Fee adults - $15 student (6th-College) $5 kids (age 4-5th) Ages 3 and under are free - Fee includes adult Technical dry wick T-shirt and kids entry fee includes T-shirt * YOU WILL HAVE FROM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 8:30AM THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH AT 8:30 PM TO COMPLETE YOUR VIRTUAL RUN/WALK * If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year's event, please contact the MCR foundation at 423-622-2666 or via email at dana@mcrfoundation.com

MCR Presents Cocktails and Questions: A Free Commumity Forum Event

Thursday January 30th, 2020

The MCR Foundation will be hosting what we hope will be the first in a series of community forums, called "Cocktails and Questions with the MCR Foundation". The event is free to the community, and begins at 6pm with light hors d'oeuvres and wine. At 6:30, guests will move into the auditorium where we will have a panel discussion, with a panel comprised of local professionals. Some of our panel members include Registered Dietician Pam Kelle, Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Barto, Licensed Clinician Christy Call, Girls Preparatory School middle school Dean of Students and Cross Country coach, Katie Outlaw, Community member and mother of four Beth Rowlett, Kristin Robinson, and more.These professionals will be answering audience questions regarding how to help their family navigate food in a diet obsessed world filled with good food vs. bad food. This is a free event, and we want to encourage parents. teachers, professionals, etc. to attend and bring their questions. Julie Edwards, of Chanel WRCB's 3 Plus You will be our moderator for the evening. This will be a great event aimed at educating the Chattanooga area on how to navigate tricky topics related to food.   

14th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Cammy's Cause

September 14th, 2019

The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation is hosting its 14th annual fundraiser, “A 5K Run/Walk for Cammy’s Cause,” in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson. This event will feature a 5k Run/Walk with a 1 mile fun walk option.  Race begins at Ross's Landing.  Registration online, as well as day of registration.  Day of registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 and the race begins at 8:30 am.$35 Registration Fee adults - $15 student (6th-College) $10 kids (age 4-5th) Ages 3 and under are free - Fee includes adult Technical dry wick T-shirt and kids entry fee includes T-shirt*If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this year's event, please contact the MCR foundation at 423-622-2666 or via email at dana@mcrfoundation.com

The 5h Annual Bowties and Blossoms

June 14th, 2019

Focus Treatment Centers is proud to partner with The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation for the 5th annual Bowties & Blossoms on Friday, June 14th! Come to Church on Main ready to dance the night away with The Mailmen Show Band! Don't have a bow tie?  No problem.  We will have a signature event bow tie available for purchase at the door!  Also returning this year, we will have great silent auction items up for grabs!  All proceeds go towards educating the Chattanooga area about the dangers of eating disorders and how those that suffer can seek help.  Purchase tickets today at www.bowtiesandblossoms.com . or click "Purchase Tickets" in the right hand corner of this homepage!

8th Annual Mommy Doll & Me for Tea

March 10th, 2019

We are excited to host our 8th annual Mommy Doll and Me for Tea event, benefitting the MCR Foundation.  The event will take place on Sunday, March 10th, at the hostoric Read House hotel.  This year we are excited to present our guest speaker, Liz Petrone.  Liz is a writer, blogger, teller of stories, believer in truth, and mama to four. She shares her stories on lizpetrone.com and all over the Internet, and recently finished a "sloppy first draft" of her first book. Her work has been featured in Literary MamaTo Write Love On Her Arm, The Huffington PostScary MommyHer View From HomeThe Mighty, Today Parenting TeamJust BE ParentingGood Mother Project, and Erma Bombeck’s Writers Workshop, among others.  She was selected as a Blogger 2017 Voice of the Year, and her post Coffee in the Keyboard was a 2017 Beyond Your Blog Hall of Fame selection. She can also be found on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.  For more information on the event and how to register, please click on the Mommy Doll tab on the menu bar.

13th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Cammy's Cause

September 15th, 2018

The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation is hosting its 13th annual fundraiser, “A 5K Run/Walk for Cammy’s Cause,” in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson. This event will feature a 5k Run/Walk with a 1 mile fun walk option.  Race begins at Ross's Landing.  Registration online, as well as day of registration.  Day of registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 and the race begins at 8:30 am.$35 Registration Fee adults - $15 student (6th-College) $10 kids (age 4-5th) Ages 3 and under are free - Fee includes adult Technical dry wick T-shirt and kids entry fee includes T-shirt*If you are intersted in becoming a sponsor for this year's event, please contact the MCR foundation at 423-622-2666 or via email at dana@mcrfoundation.com

4th Annual Bowties and Blossoms

May 4th, 2018

Focus Treatment Centers is proud to partner with The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation for the 4th annual Bowties & Blossoms on Friday, May 4th! Come to Church on Main ready to dance the night away with The Mailmen Show Band! Don't have a bow tie?  No problem.  We will have a signature event bow tie available for purchase at the door!  Also new this year, we will have great silent auction items up for grabs!  All proceeds go towards educating the Chattanooga area about the dangers of eating disorders and how those that suffer can seek help.  Purchase tickets today at www.bowtiesandblossoms.com

7th Annual Mommy Doll & Me for Tea

March 4th, 2018

Back by popular demand, the MCR Foundation is proud to present Rachel Macy Stafford as our guest speaker at this year's Mommy Doll & Me For Tea.  In the fall of 2016, MCR Foundation hosted New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford of "Hands Free Mama", "Hands Free Life", and most recently "Only Love Today".  We had such an overwhelming response, and due to several requests, we are happy to bring her back to Chattanooga once again.  Rachel is a certified special education teacher who helps people overcome distraction and perfection to live better and love more. Rachel's work has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show , Global News, TIME.com, and FoxNews.com. Rachel loves taking long walks, baking, and volunteering with homeless cats and nursing home residents. Rachel lives in the South with her husband and two daughters who inspire her daily.

*For More information and to purchase tickets, please click on the "Mommy Doll" Tab in the menu bar*

12th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Cammy's Cause

September 16th, 2017

The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation is hosting its 12th annual fundraiser, “A 5K Run/Walk for Cammy’s Cause,” in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson. This event will feature a 5k Run/Walk with a 1 mile fun walk option.  Race begins at Ross's Landing.  Registration online, as well as day of registration.  Day of registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 and the race begins at 8:30 am.$35 Registration Fee adults - $15 student (6th-College) $10 kids (age 4-5th) Ages 3 and under are free - Fee includes adult Technical dry wick T-shirt and kids entry fee includes T-shirt*If you are intersted in becoming a sponsor for this year's event, please contact the MCR foundation at 423-622-2666 or via email at dana@mcrfoundation.com

3rd Annual Bowties and Blossoms

May 5th, 2017

Focus Treatment Centers is proud to partner with The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation for our 3rd annual Bowties & Blossoms on Friday, May 5th! Come to Church on Main ready to dance the night away with The Mailmen! All proceeds go towards educating the Chattanooga area about the dangers of eating disorders and how those that suffer can seek help.  Purchase tickets today at www.bowtiesandblossoms.com

6th Annual Mommy Doll & Me for Tea

March 12th, 2017

This year, we are excited to host our 6th annual Mommy Doll and Me for Tea event, benefitting the MCR Foundation, with featured speaker: McCall Dempsey, who will address “How to Raise Body Positive Kids in a Diet Obsessed World”.  McCall travels the country, sharing her story of hope and healing with audiences everywhere. From high school auditoriums to treatment centers to corporate meetings, her message of authenticity and embracing your inner-uniqueness transcends all ages.  Founder of Southern Smash, she is an eating disorder survivor and passionate recovery advocate who has made eating disorder awareness and prevention her life’s work and passion.  McCall also writes the popular blog, Loving Imperfection.  Her writing has been featured in various national print and online publications, including Women’s Health Online.  She has also appeared on HuffPostLive.com multiple times. McCall resides in Saint Simon’s Island, Georgia, with her husband, Jordan, and is the proud mother of two precious children, Manning (5) and Marjorie (2). For more information on the event and how to register, please click on the Mommy Doll tab on the menu bar.

11th Annnual 5K Run/Walk for Cammy's Cause

Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation is hosting its 11th annual fundraiser, “A 5K Run/Walk for Cammy’s Cause,” in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson. This event will feature a 5k Run/Walk with a 1 mile fun walk option.  Race begins at Ross's Landing.  Registration online, as well as day of registration.  Day of registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 and the race begins at 8:30 am.$35 Registration Fee adults - $15 student (6th-College) $10 kids (age 4-5th) Ages 3 and under are free - Fee includes adult Technical dry wick T-shirt and kids entry fee includes T-shirt*If you are intersted in becoming a sponsor for this year's event, please contact the MCR foundation at 423-622-2666 or via email at dana@mcrfoundation.com

MCR Foundation Proudly Presents New York Times Best Selling Author Rachel Macy Staffod

October 4th, 2016

Join us as New York Times best selling author Rachel Macy Stafford, of "Hands Free Mama" and "Hands Free Life" as she presents :

 

"Letting Go of Distraction, Pressure, and Perfection So Our Children Can Too"

 

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Join us beginning at 6pm for cocktails, hors d'oeovres, and book signing, with feature presentation to begin at 7pm

 

Tickets are $30 via preregistration, or $35 at the door. 

Preregistration is highly encouraged, as this ensures a seat at the event.  To register, click on the "Rachel Macy Staffod Event" tab at the top of this page, then click on the "Purchase Ticket" button.

For any questions, please feel free to call the office at 423-622-2666

5th Annual Mommy Doll & Me for Tea

April 24th, 2016

This year, we are excited to host our 5th annual Mommy Doll and Me for Tea event, benefitting the MCR Foundation, with featured speaker: Allison DeMarcus.  Allison is the host of two hit cooking themed shows, “Reel Eats” and “CMT Southbound” on Country Music Television.  Allison also works as a correspondent and co-host for several CMT shows, including coverage of AMA, CMA, and other award shows.  She is a former Miss Tennessee, the host of the annual Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant in Jackson, where she also serves as Co-Executive Director, Contestant Liaison and Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader.   Off camera, she serves on several boards, including the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and volunteers with numerous organizations across Tennessee. Allison has been married to Jay DeMarcus of the Grammy-award winning country super group, Rascal Flatts for the past eleven years and they have two children together.  For more information on the event and how to register, please click on the Mommy Doll tab on the menu bar.

10th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Cammy's Cause

September 19th, 2015

September 19th, 2015

The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation is hosting its 10th annual fundraiser, “A Walk for Cammy’s Cause,” in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson. This year, the event will feature a 5k Run/Walk with a 1 mile fun walk option.  Race begins at Ross's Landing.  Registration online, as well as day of registration.  Day of registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 and the race begins at 8:30 am.

 

$35 Registration Fee adults - $15 student (6th-College) $10 kids (age 4-5th) Ages 3 and under are free - Fee includes adult Technical dry wick T-shirt and kids entry fee includes T-shirt

 

*If you are intersted in becoming a sponsor for this year's event, please contact the MCR foundation at 423-622-2666 or via email at dana@mcrfoundation.com

 

 

 

 

Photo Journalist Laia Abril Launches Scale Project

Ongoing Project

Spanish documentary photographer and multi platform storyteller, Laia Abril, author of The Epilogue, is launchhing a new project and seeking individuals who may be interested in being involved. This is an amazing opportunity to work with an internationally known artist and be a part of the movment of eating disorder awareness and recovery.  Below is her request for participants:

Dear all,

I'm collecting scales from all over the world, from people

who had have an eating disorder, are recovering or struggling from one.  Besides the object itself, I'd love to also receive a letter in which you explain your story and your relationship with your scale and the numbers that come from it.  If you want to add any picture or anything else is always welcome.   Even if the project is anonymous; I might also need a small piece of paper with your contact details, age, gender and city; since I'll like to send you a thanks postcard with one of my artworks.

 

If you don't feel like participating, would be amazing if you could spread the word, this is a documentarist project but also an activist one, since I'm asking people

to release themselves from scales, and any help would be so much appreciated.

 

Lots of love,

 

Laia.

 

If you would like to particpate, Please click on and fill out the below participant agreement and mail your scale and your story, along with the signed agreement to the MCR Foundation at :

MCR Foundation

1400 McCallie Ave., Suite 210

Chattanooga, TN 37404

*If you are located near the area, you can drop off the scale, etc. at the office address listed above

 

Once all scales have been collected, we will be sending them to Laia in Barcelona, Spain, where she will be working to complete the project.  If you would like additional details, please feel free to email at:

Emily@mcrfoundation.com

Mommmy Doll and Me for Tea: Featured Speaker: Lauren Alaina

May 3, 2015

This year, we are excited to host our 4th annual Mommy Doll and Me for Tea event, benefitting the MCR Foundation, with featured speaker: Lauren Alaina.  Lauren Alaina was runner up on Season 10 of American Idol, the most viewed finale in the franchise's history.  Her debut album, WILDFLOWER, sold over 300,000 units, and her hits "Like My Mother Does" and "Georgia Peaches" solidified her place as the female country voice of her generation.  Her warmth, enthusiasm, and humor continue to make her one of the format's most sought-after artists.  After touring with acts like Sugarland, Jason Aldean, and Luke Bryan, she is now at work on her second major label record due out in mid-2015.  In a world that emphasizes external beauty over internal beauty, Lauren is a perfect example of a young, successful woman who has been able to remain self-confident all while navigating the pressures of being in the limelight.  The issue of self-esteem and loving yourself in your own skin is close to her heart, and she will share first -hand what has helped her to remain grounded, and how we can help instill this in our daughters.  Please click on the Mommy Doll tab located at top of page for details on attending this year's event!

#GivingTuesday

December 2, 2014

What is Giving Tuesday?

#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement created to celebrate giving on the Tuesday following Cyber Monday. The third annual GivingTuesday is on December 2, 2014. In the same way that retail sector takes part in Cyber Monday we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday. We ask that partners create and commit to a project for/on #GivingTuesday and then help spread the word to their networks.

What is #GivingTuesday's mission?

#GivingTuesday™ is a movement that celebrates and encourages charitable activities, volunteer opportunities and advocacy to support non---profit organizations.  Please consider MCR as part of your #GivingTuesday.  Donations can be made online through our website, or of course via mail at MCR Foundation, 1400 McCallie Ave., Suite 210, Chattanooga, TN 37404.  Thank you, and Happy Giving!!!

Dana Lise Shavin

October 10, 2014

Come and meet local author Dana Shavin and purchase a signed copy of her new book! See you Friday!
7:00 PM EST
Dana Lise Shavin reads and signs advance copies of The Body Tourist at The Camp House in Chattanooga, TN. Event includes music by Dave Anderson (Atlanta Rhythm Section), Phil Weaver (Alabama Country Music Hall of Fame), and Dueling Classical Guitars. Open to the public.

2014 Healthy Choices for Youth Summit

September 26, 2014

For the 9th year, MCR was again a proud sponsor of this year's National Center for Youth Issues Chattanooga Summit. The NCYI hosts local, regional, and statewide "Healthy Choices for Youth" educator training events (with over 8,000 educators trained), and provides conference management services to help school districts, nonprofits, and government agencies as they work to improve life outcomes for children and youth.  Specifically,The Chattanooga Youth Summit invites all area school guidance counselors as well as local mental health therapists to attend.  MCR was happy to sponsor one of the featured presenters, Dr. Carolyn Stone, who is a Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Florida.  The Summit is a great way for us to connect with those in the community that are also invested in making a positive impact in the lives of children and youth.  We would like to thank our donors for making this event possible.

A Walk for Cammy's Cause

September 6th, 2014

 

The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation is hosting its ninth annual fundraiser, “A Walk for Cammy’s Cause,” in memory of Mary Cameron (Cammy) Robinson. Coolidge Park. Registration begins at 9:30 am walk begins at 10:00 am

 

$35 Registration Fee adults - $5 kids

Click on Cammy's Walk page to pre-register

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MCR Foundation

The Mary Cameron Robinson Foundation for the prevention of eating disorders was founded on May 25, 2006.The MCR foundation was inspired after losing Mary Cameron Robinson (Cammy), on September 2, 2005 to complications stemming from a 14 year battle with all 3 eating disorders.There are very few resources in the Chattanooga area that someone with an eating disorder can reach out to for help. We hope to change this. The main purpose of this foundation at this present time is to raise funds and begin educating the Greater Chattanooga Tri-State Area about eating disorders. We plan on targeting all age groups and both sexes so that we may begin putting educational programs into schools. Prevention through education and awareness is key. When knowledge of eating disorders is absent, there is no way to combat the problem at hand. Early Intervention increases treatment success. There is hope. The MCR Foundation is incorporated as a Tennessee non-profit and is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.

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Virtual Community Forum Event 

November 12th

7:30

Vieweing is Free

Link to view will be posted here November 12th as well as on our Facebook page

Join a panelist of community professionals as we discuss how Covid-19 has impaced the mental health of our children and teens. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Cammy's Cause

September 12th, 2020

Now Virtual

 

 

 

 

 

DJ Scuba Steve's Official 5K Run/Walk Music Mix link

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nej433sl6qjebrj/AABMpb3MJzEZyNo3tIVUnksPa?dl=0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th Annual Mommy Doll & Me for Tea

Featured Speaker: Anna Lutz

March 8th, 2020

The Read House

12:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Call us today to about our new book!!

423-622-2666

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