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New York, NY NEDA Walk

New York, NY NEDA Walk
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Top 10 Participants:

  1 -  Danielle Sherman-Lazar ($12,475.00)
  2 -  Amanda Klein ($6,258.00)
  3 -  Samantha Johnson ($2,320.00)
  4 -  Kristina Cloetingh ($2,275.00)
  5 -  Melanie Variano ($1,846.00)
  6 -  Melissa Franks ($1,560.00)
  7 -  Natasha Belsky ($1,515.00)
  8 -  Gail Prusslin ($1,397.00)
  9 -  Leah Terry ($1,280.00)
  10 -  Jessica Schmerler ($1,170.00)

 Top 10 Teams:

  1 -  Superstrong Support Squad ($8,175.00)
  2 -  KMD ($4,591.00)
  3 -  Marge's Army ($3,750.00)
  4 -  Team Cozine ($3,722.00)
  5 -  happiness is... ($3,195.00)
  6 -  Aurora Behavioral Health ($2,823.30)
  7 -  SRafter ($2,790.00)
  8 -  Margaret's Angels ($2,575.00)
  9 -  Rebecca's Revolution ($2,087.00)
  10 -  Jay-9's TEAM! ($2,000.00)

National Walk Sponsor 

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New York, NY NEDA Walk

Online registration is now closed, but you can register on-site! We are still accepting online donations.

Event Details

Walk Venue: Foley Square
Walk Location: 111 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013
Walk Date: Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Check In Time: 9am
Opening Ceremony: 10am    Walk End Time: 12:30pm
Walk Fundraising Goal: $150,000
Contact: Kristina Handley

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9:00am | Participant Check-In Begins | NEDA Expo Opens
Foley Square is located between Lafayette, Duane, Centre and Worth Streets in downtown NYC, most notably across from the court building, and features a large sculpture fountain as its showpiece.  Please proceed to the check-in tables upon arrival for your wristband and tee shirt voucher. Please allow ample time for Check-In, especially if you have cash or check pledges to drop off.  Snacks will be provided, and portable restroom facilities will be available in Foley Square.

Mass transit and/or carpooling is strongly suggested.  On street parking is very rare in this area of Manhattan. Mass transit is encouraged, and the Subways 4,5,6 and J,Z stop right at Chambers Street side of the City Hall/Brooklyn Bridge stop.  Convenient parking garages are also nearby (Central parking - 101/117 Worth Street or Icon Parking - 95 Worth Street) , or you can use an app like ParkWhiz to find convenient and affordable garage options.
10:00am | Opening Ceremonies | Walk Begins 
Our Opening Remarks will be inspiring and energizing!  The Walk follows, over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Round trip for the full walk is approximately 3 miles however participants are free to walk the distance they are comfortable with, and there are ample turnaround locations on the Bridge. If you don't want to walk, that's OK too - the NEDA Expo will feature some great educational resources, vendors, refreshments and entertainment!

Questions On Event Day? 

Please call the Event Hotline at (973) 897-1261

Start fundraising today to earn exciting and exclusive NEDA gear! Download the program flyer to see all of the great items we have to offer.

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Online Registration closes at 3pm ET on Friday October 2nd- sign up today! Not sure if you can meet that deadline? You can always register on-site at the walk!

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Iskra Lawrence

24-year-old English model and Aerie Girl signed with JAG Models NY Creator of the NEDA Inspires Seal of Approval Advocate of health, fitness, and diversity in the fashion industry #everyBODYisbeautiful

Dropped at 15 for being too curvy and then deemed too small to be plus size the years of body scrutiny is why she's so passionate about promoting a healthy body image and model diversity. This drove her to become ‘the change she wanted to see’. Turning challenging years of body-criticism into a positive by creating NEDA Inspires, a vision to diversify the fashion industry and encourage healthy body image in the media.

Featured Guest Speaker:

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Jenn Friedman

Jenn Friedman is a musician (singer/songwriter/piano-player), author and eating disorder recovery advocate. Her book, Eating Disorders on the Wire: Music and Metaphor as Pathways to Recovery (H.T.F.K. Press), explores her eating disorder recovery through metaphor. Each chapter has a corresponding song on her album, "On the Wire" (Personal Bias Records). Jenn has presented and performed at the Philadelphia NEDA walk, the Eating Disorder Coalition's "Mothers And Others March Against Eating Disorders," and at various treatment centers, colleges, and conferences in coordination with organizations such as NEDA, the Eating Disorders Coalition, Project Heal, IAEDP, Active Minds and Reaching Out Against Eating Disorders. Most recently, Jenn delivered a keynote presentation and facilitated music and writing workshops at the "Advancing in Recovery Conference" at Delaware Valley University. 

Jenn graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Liberal Arts and Music and went on to graduate from The New School with a Certificate in Creative Arts Therapy. She is passionate about fostering hope, healing, and connection through speaking and performing and has a special passion for multi-faceted artistic collaboration.


Thank you to our sponsors:


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Thank you to our generous in-kind donors:


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