My husband and I lost our son, Joey, at the age of 26, to anorexia and bulimia. “Heartbreaking” does not even begin to describe our loss. Trying to understand his illness and get help was so frustrating. Most in our local medical community had no idea how to help him; some said he could not have an eating disorder because he was a male!
We have teamed up with our family, friends, and other eating disorder advocates, to raise awareness of eating disorders, erase the stigma surrounding eating disorders, promote positive body image, and discourage dangerous behavior. We are developing ways to educate the medical community on how to recognize and care for an eating disorder patient.
Please join us on September 24, 2016, at the University of Delaware Green for a one-mile walk. You will enjoy speakers, face painting, yoga, and a variety of sponsors. Pups are welcome!
NEDA, (National Eating Disorder Association), is a nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving programs and services to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. The money we raise from this walk will go directly to NEDA to support their mission. Since 2009, NEDA Walks have been bringing communities together nationwide in the fight against eating disorders. NEDA Walks raise funds for NEDA’s lifesaving programs that help thousands of people every day! Donations collected will help fund NEDA’s National Helpline, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, NEDA Navigators and countless other life-saving programs.
For more information, please go to http://nedawalk.org/newark2016