STAMFORD, Conn. -- Former Miss America 2008 Kirsten Hagland will talk about her battle with anorexia as part of Stamford Hospital's Orthopedic & Spine Institute's The Athlete & The Arts Program at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford on Sept. 19.
Hagland, a Michigan native, calls her presentation, "Pitfalls of Perfectionism: on the Field, on the Stage & in Everyday Life."
She chose to help raise awareness of eating disorders as her platform while competing in the Miss America Organization because she struggled with anorexia for several years as an adolescent. As a result, she developed the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to families and individuals seeking treatment for eating disorders.
In addition, Dr. Corrine VanBeek, an orthopedic surgeon with Premier Medical Group, P.C., will share her experience as a college athlete turned orthopedic surgeon.
Space for the presentation is limited. To reserve a spot, call 877-747-4640 by Sept. 12.
Chelsea Piers Connecticut will also host another pageant winner, reigning Miss USA Erin Brady, on Sept. 21.