Tara Criscuolo's Personal Fundraising Page !
For the NYC NEDA Walk this October, I set a (intimidating) goal of $1,146 and y'all are helping me CRUSH it!!!
You may be thinking that $1,146 is a random number to choose for a fundraising goal. But, for me, that's an important number. That's my best estimate for the number of days I spent engrossed 24/7 in my eating disorder. (And this number doesn't account for the years of negative body image and distordered eating that preceeded the development of a diagnosable eating disorder.) It begins with the day I can remember implementing the first few behaviors that would snowball over the next few years and land me in a residential treatment, to around the time many months after graduating from treatment that I felt confident enough to eat intuitively (instead of strictly following the meal plan set by my nutritionist).
According to NEDA's website (NEDA = National Eating Disorders Association, btw), 30 million men and women will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetimes. NEDA is a nonprofit organization that provides lifesaving programs and services to individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA is dedicated to erasing the stigma surrounding eating disorders, promoting positive body image and discouraging dangerous diet behaviors.
Please help me reach my fundraising goal, and help NEDA secure funds to give to another individual struggling with an eating disorder who isn't lucky enough to have parents who are able (and willing) to fund their treatment. If you'd like to do even more than that, you can join my team (Relentless Self Love) and walk with me on Sunday, October 1st!! Any help/support is greatly appreciated. <3 <3
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