Healing from eating disorders is focus of 4th annual NEDA Walk at Mall of America
National Eating Disorders Association event is Sunday, Feb. 28
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. — Melrose Center is the host in Minnesota of the 4th annual National Eating Disorders Association walk on Sunday, Feb. 28. 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 65 walks across the nation each year, raising over $3 million for research and awareness.
Other sponsors include The Emily Program, the Mall of America, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and national sponsor Aerie. The event will include a performance with the St. Paul Ballet, Sal’s Sisters-a Minnesota rock band and speakers who have recovered from an eating disorder.
In the United States, approximately 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, and binge eating disorder. The rate of new cases of eating disorders has been increasing since 1950.
Eating disorders are often under-recognized. However, recovery is possible especially with early intervention. Melrose takes a holistic approach to treating eating disorders and offers services for the entire family to support recovery.
- National Eating Disorders Association walk
- Sunday, Feb. 28; check-in 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Program and walk 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
- Mall of America
East Rotunda, 60 East Broadway
- online at nedawalk.org/twincities2016
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