Tortoise and the Hare
We walk for Sara.
October 21, 2014 our lives changed when Sara's life ended too soon. Her fight to defeat her eating disorder ended, but ours is still ongoing.
There are currently over 30 million Americans who struggle with eating disorders, and this number has grown over the past two decades. In spite of this, eating disorder research continues to be under-funded, insurance coverage for treatment is inadequate and societal pressures to be thin remain rampant. EATING DISORDERS HAVE THE HIGHEST MORTALITY RATE OF ALL MENTAL ILLNESSES. What happened to us cannot happen to others. With the state of our govenment, and the lack of support for mental illness, we need to work harder than ever to fund research and treatment.
The name of our team, Tortoise and the Hare, is a nod to the art work purchased in Sara's name for the permanent collection at the beautiful Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where Sara loved working for ten years. Ironically, Sara was classified as a turtle in treatment after a personality test. Without knowing that, the museum purchased two beautiful Japanese figurines of a tortoise and a hare - I think a wink from Sara to us. ;)
Join us on October 6, 2018 in Fort Worth to walk for Sara and raise awareness and help those who are still fighting. Donate to our team and help make a difference.