Coming Up: NEDA Walk on Oct. 7

October 2, 2012 1:33:33 PM PDT
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic "body perfect" ideals through its fourth annual NYC NEDA Walk on the morning of Oct. 7 at Foley Square in Manhattan.NEDA invites friends and family to help spread awareness of the seriousness of eating disorders so more people will receive the help they or their loved ones so desperately need.

Registration and an exposition for the event will start at 9 a.m. followed by a meet-and-greet with our own Eyewitness News anchor Diana Williams and plus-sized model Emme at 9:30 a.m. The walk's opening ceremony, featuring a performance by the Falk Sisters, will start at 10 a.m.

The walk itself is scheduled to end at 1 p.m. Entry fees are $25 for adults and $10 for children younger than 12. Participants can also register their dogs for an additional $5. To pre-register and for more information, visit or call (973) 897-1261.

NEDA's programs and services are designed to support individuals and families affected by anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Nearly 10 million women and girls and one million men and boys in the U.S. suffer from anorexia and bulimia, while 15 million more suffer from binge eating disorder. These illnesses affect people from all walks of life. Anorexia nervosa has the highest fatality rate of any mental illness.

Funds from the walk will be used to support NEDA's education and advocacy programs, as well as its national, toll-free helpline that is a lifeline to thousands of individuals and families across the country.

NEDA is headquartered in New York City. It is the leading U.S. non-profit organization supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. It serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Each year, NEDA helps millions of people across the country find information and appropriate treatment resources through its toll-free, live helpline, its many outreach programs and website. NEDA advocates for advancements in the field and envisions a world without eating disorders. For more information, visit