Thursday, March 3, 2016

National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)

What’s new you may ask? The list could go on forever! I’ve been up to a little bit of everything! All of which, I am going to share with you here! Today I want to talk about the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walk I am coordinating for this coming April! This is the 2nd annual NEDA walk in Iowa City and the only NEDA walk in the state of Iowa! The walk is going to be held on April 16th at Iowa City Park starting at 9:30. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000. Here is the link for the website,!

I have been working so hard towards this walk and I would love your personal support! I encourage you to come and participate! If you would like to register, here is the link, We are looking for sponsors as well, please feel free to contact me via e-mail: if you would like to sponsor or know anyone who would! We can’t make this NEDA walk happen without sponsors! If you can’t participate in the walk and can’t be a sponsor I still encourage you to donate to this amazing cause! Here’s the link to do so, I am currently working on my speech that I will share to the entire community before the official walk begins! Seeing some familiar faces in the crowd would be nice J If you can’t do any of the things I’ve listed above, please like and share our Iowa City NEDA walk Facebook page!

NEDA is a phenomenal National Organization that does so much for those struggling with eating disorders! I have had the privilege to work with them and they have been the greatest help and support system in making my wants and dreams happen with Eating Disorder Advocacy!  NEDA is currently giving me so many opportunities and I am taking advantage of every single one! I am coordinating this NEDA Walk, bringing Proud2BMe (an online eating disorder community and support group/system) to Iowa State University’s Campus, publishing my writing pieces to the Proud2BMe online community, I am a media watchdog for NEDA, and currently going through training to be a NEDA Navigator! NEDA Navigators are volunteers who have first-hand experience with eating disorders and are well into their own or their loved one’s recovery. We have been trained by NEDA staff and clinical advisors to be a knowledgeable, informal source of guidance to others. I am so excited about all of these opportunities and can’t wait to share my experiences with you here on my blog! Please stay tuned and keep finding the beauty!