Get Ready tp Celebrate
Next week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 21st-27th). The theme this year is "It's Time to Talk about It." It is sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Organization. There will be events taking place all across the country in honor of this week.
If you are interested in getting involved, you will find free screenings, fashion shows, scale smashings, documentaries, and lectures. Many events are taking place or sponsored by universities and health fairs.
If you'd like to find out what is happening in your area, contact www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
Why is this week important? Eating disorders are serious mental health issues. Even if you have not been directly impacted by an eating disorder, it's likely that you have a sister, aunt, friend or boyfriend who has been touch by them in some way.
Here are some charity walk being held:
San Diego NEDA Walk (Crown Point, Mission Bay)
Sunday, February 21st. Registration at 9 am; Walk at 10 am.
Hosted by Bridgett Whitlow at UCSD Eating Disorders Treatment and Research Clinic
St. Louis NEDA Walk (Tower Grove Park at Sons of Rest Shelter)
Saturday, March 27th. Walk at 10 am.
Hosted by Kate Evett at McCallum Place
Seattle NEDA Walk (Cal Anderson Park, Capital Hill, Seattle)
Saturday, April 17th. Registration at 10 am, Walk at 11 am.
Hosted by NEDA
NW Ohio NEDA Walk (Olander Park, Sylvania)
Sunday, April 25th, Walk at 10 am.
Hosted by Jan Lockert
Milwaukee NEDA Walk (Fowler Lake, Oconomowoc)
Sunday, July 18th. Registration at 8:15 am, Walk at 9 am.
Hosted by Erin McGinty at The REDI Clinic