As many of you know I have been a member of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for the past 16 years and am the Chair of the Houston NEDA Walk. As a person that has been directly affected by an eating disorder, a former professional in the Fashion Industry, and the wife of a psychiatrist this cause is extremely important to me. Eating disorders are a real illness and can affect just about anyone. Simply telling a person suffering from an eating disorder to "just eat" is not the answer. The illness is much deeper than that and organizations such as NEDA truely help those who struggle. I most recently relapsed with my eating disorder two years ago. I lost 30 lbs in one month and continued to lose weight until I learned I was pregnant. Only about two people noticed that I was sick again...my close family even had no idea. Everyone thought I was fine because I "didn't look" like what anorexics are "supposed to look like". In a culture where "thin is in" eveyone complimented me on my weight loss instead of noticing that there was a real problem.
I would greatly appiciate your support this year. Please sign up to walk with me or make a donation. Any amount will help!
If you would like to find out more about eating disorders please visit NEDA's website at www.nationaleatingdisorders.com
I am participating in a NEDA Walk because I care about the cause and believe in NEDA's programs. Donating to my fundraising page is a way for you to demonstrate that you care about increasing positive body image among women, girls and men across the country. Contributing through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts and help me meet my fundraising goal!
Thank you so much for your support. I am able to spread the word about NEDA and eating disorders with the confidence that I will feel embraced by my loved ones. Please help me fill my thermometer by forwarding my page to anyone you think might want to join in the cause with us!
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