Annual Walk for Awareness of Eating Disorders

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Collages16The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and the Eating Disorder Network of Maryland (EDN) are waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic “body perfect” ideals. To raise funds, spread awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and support the local community, NEDA is holding its third annual Baltimore NEDA Walk, themed NEDA Walk. Save a Life. Funds from the walk will be used to support NEDA’s education and advocacy 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.

National Eating Disorders Association’s 3rd annual Baltimore NEDA Walk, themed NEDA Walk. Save a Life, will be held 10 a.m., Oct. 12. Walkers should converge at the corner of W. Chesapeake and Washington avenues in Towson. To pre-register, visit www.nedawalks.org/baltimore2014 or call 212-575-6200. For more information, contact Carolyn Labrie at carolyn.f.labrie@me.com. $25 per adult, $15 per student, $10 per child under 12, $5 per pet. For treatment referrals, visit MyNEDA.org or call the Live Helpline at 800-931-2237.