March 12, 2013 by Deanna James, LPC, CEDS in Castlewood In the NewsCastlewood Treatment Center is sponsoring the Columbia Missouri NEDA walk March 16, 2013. Representatives from Castlewood and our alumni will be at the walk to provide information and resources to attendees regarding eating disorder treatment. If you plan on attending please stop by our table and say hello!
In the United States, 30 million men and women will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder during their lifetime. NEDA Walks help raise awareness and funds in the fight against eating disorders. Started in the spring of 2009, NEDA Walks have grown to over 40 walks across the nation each year, raising over $1.7 million dollars for the cause since their inception!
By participating in and donating to a NEDA Walk, you are helping to raise awareness about the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment. By getting involved in a NEDA Walk, you are saving lives.
Walk Venue: Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area Antimi Shelter
Walk Location: 1615 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia MO 65201
Walk Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
Check In Time: 9:30 AM
Opening Remarks: 10:00 AM
Walk Start Time: 10:30 AM
Raffles/Prizes: 11:45 AM
Walk End Time: 12:00 PM
Walk Fundraising Goal: $5,000
Contact: Emmy Boyd
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. We work with partners and volunteers to develop programs and tools to help everyone who seeks assistance.
NEDA was formed in 2001, when Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention (EDAP) joined forces with the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA) – merging the largest and longest standing eating disorders prevention and advocacy organizations in the world. The merger was the most recent in a series of alliances that has also included the National Eating Disorder Organization (NEDO) and the Anorexia Nervosa & Related Disorders (ANRED).