Iowa City, IA NEDA Walk

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Thank you for visiting our team fundraising page!


OUR GOAL: $2,500


Back in 2012, my sister was officially diagnosed with the eating disorder she had secretly been struggling with since middle school. We had no idea this had been going on. It rocked our world – we knew hardly anything about eating disorders and even less about how to help someone struggling with one. Since the diagnosis, we’ve learned a lot, and realized that a lot of our assumptions about eating disorders were wrong. They are a serious mental illness that can have disastrous consequences if left untreated – eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and can affect people of every age, gender, and race. The last few years I’ve had a growing desire to become an advocate for eating disorder awareness, prevention, and treatment, and I’m so excited to be able to participate in Iowa City this year. NEDA has been a wonderful resource for our family as we have navigated these unknown waters and I am looking forward to giving back to them so they can continue to help those affected by eating disorders.



Did you know that 30 million men and women will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetimes? This is one of the many reasons that we are coming together to participate in a NEDA Walk to benefit the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)!

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.

We are asking for your support to help reach our team fundraising goal. Donating to our fundraising page is a way for you to not only show your support for us, but also to show your support for the millions of individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Since 2009, NEDA Walks have been bringing communities together nationwide in the fight against eating disorders. NEDA Walks raise funds for NEDA’s lifesaving programs that help thousands of people every day!

Your contribution will help fund NEDA’s national Helpline, National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, NEDA Navigators and countless other lifesaving programs.

Any amount you can contribute will make a difference in the fight against eating disorders.

With your help, we are one step closer to our fundraising goal.

Thank you so much for your support! You can also help by forwarding this page to anyone you think might want to support the cause with us!

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