The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is 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 Los Angeles NEDA Walk, themed “NEDA Walk. Save a Life” in Santa Monica this Saturday, March 7.
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.
The walk will start at Crescent Bay Park, 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica (Just south of Santa Monica Pier).
Registration/check-in begins at 9 am on Saturday; the walk begins at 10 am. The cost is $25 per adult, $15 per student, $10 per child under 12, and $5 per pet.
To pre-register, visit www.nedawalk.org/losangeles2015 or call 212.575.6200 or call 212.575.6200