Aubrey's Song Foundation is devoted to
continuing Aubrey Michelle Clark's legacy
of helping other's in need
Aubrey’s Song Foundation is devoted to continuing Aubrey Michelle Clark’s legacy of helping others in need.
Our mission is to raise awareness of eating disorders by promoting prevention and positive body image, providing professional and community education, and developing local resources for treatment.
Launched 501(c)3: Formed in 2005
Headquarters: Aubrey’s Song Foundation is located in Owensboro, KY, with a regional focus to areas in western and southern Kentucky, and southern Indiana.
Affiliations: Aubrey’s Song Foundation works with the Kentucky Eating Disorder Council, established via KRS 210.051 in July of 2020 to address how disordered eating affects Kentuckians, and improve access to education, treatment and recovery; and to inform individuals, families and providers of the risks and complications that can be associated with eating disorders.
Member: Aubrey’s Song Foundation is a member of local and regional health councils.
Things to Know about Eating Disorders:
- People with eating disorders think about and use food in ways that are physically and emotionally destructive.
- In the U.S., eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any other mental illness.
- Treating eating disorders can be expensive.
- A resident program for anorexia can cost upwards of $38,000 a month.
- Anorexia nervosa has the highest premature mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.
- The majority of deaths are due to physiological complications.
- Although recovery from anorexia can often take up to a decade, the lasting result of treatment is often better than for obesity or breast cancer.
- 90% of people who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.
- Male wrestlers are 7 to 10 times more likely to develop bulimia nervosa than the average male.
- Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting and taking laxatives.
- Americans spend over $40 billion on dieting and diet-related products each year.
- The average American woman is 5’4” tall and weighs 164 pounds.
- The average American model is 5’11” tall and weighs 117 pounds.
Substance abuse is the most common co-occurring condition in people with eating disorders. Overcoming both an eating disorder and substance abuse problem takes special understanding of the development and persistence of these disorders, and an approach to treatment that tackles both of the issues.