NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit in the United States fighting against eating disorders and supporting those who are affected. To raise funds, spread awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and support the local community, NEDA is holding its fifth annual NYC NEDA Walk, themed NEDA Walk. Save a Life. Funds from the walk will be used to support NEDA's education, advocacy programs and support programs.
In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Anorexia nervosa has the highest fatality rate of any mental illness. But there is hope and there is help!
The goal of this event is to raise $200,000 to help fund NEDA's many important programs as well as its national, toll-free helpline that is a lifeline to thousands of individuals and families across the country. For the third year, the walk will include crossing the nostalgic Brooklyn Bridge and will feature live music and a special performance by singer/songwriter Mallory Faye, games and prizes, NEDA merchandise, educational booths, pet treats, dog costume contest, refreshments and many more activities and surprises.
WHAT: 5th annual NYC NEDA Walk, themed NEDA Walk. Save a Life
Special Guest Speakers: Former Miss America, eating disorder survivor and community relations specialist for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Kirsten Haglund; and Lynn Grefe, president & CEO, NEDA
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6 @ 10 a.m. (Registration/check-in begins at 9 a.m.)
WHERE: Foley Square, New York City
To pre-register, visit www.nycnedawalk.org or call 212-575-6200
For more information, contact Kristina Handley at [email protected]
$25 per adult, $15 per student, $10 per child under 12, $5 per pet
Sponsoring the event are Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Timberline Knolls, WABC-TV and the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro Center for Eating Disorders Care.
Headquartered in New York City, NEDA is the leading U.S. non-profit organization supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Each year, NEDA helps millions of people across the country find information and appropriate treatment resources through its toll-free, live helpline, its many outreach programs and website. NEDA advocates for advancements in the field and envisions a world without eating disorders.
For treatment referrals, visit www.MyNEDA.org
Or Contact NEDA's Live Helpline: 800-931-2237 Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (EST)
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)
Greenleaf & Associates — 323-660-5800
Kelly Williams — [email protected]
Kristina Handley — 201-941-6064 (cell)
SOURCE National Eating Disorders Association