Even though Eating Disorder Awareness Week has ended, there are still ways to get involved and raise awareness about eating disorders! On Sunday April 15th, Raleigh will be hosting its annual National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walk. NEDA Walks were kicked off during NEDA Awareness Week in 2009 and take place all over the country. These fundraisers support NEDA and promote awareness about eating disorders. The annual Raleigh NEDA Walk was started last year in order to bring together the triangle community to increase eating disorder awareness and to raise funds for NEDA in a fun and meaningful way.
NEDA (http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org) is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 to support individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA campaigns for eating disorder prevention and increased access to quality treatment and to promote research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.
How can you get involved?
There’s still time! The walk is happening at Meredith College Greenway in Raleigh, NC on Sunday April 15th. The walk starts at 2:00PM and ends at 3:30PM. You can register online as an individual walker or get some friends and family together for a team (Register Here).The first annual Raleigh NEDA Walk raised an amazing $10,283 to support NEDA and promote awareness. Come out and get involved!
Walk Venue: Meredith College Greenway
Walk Location: 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
Walk Date: 04/15/2012
Walk Start Time: 2:00PM Walk End Time: 3:30PM
Walk Fundraising Goal: $5,000
Contact: Ellen Morrison
Phone Number: 919-656-3448
By: Dr. Jessica Baker