NEDA Hosts 3rd Annual Hartford NEDA Walk

 In the U.S., 20 Million Women & 10 Million Men Suffer From an Eating Disorder It is Estimated That 121,475 of Them are in Connecticut*

 

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic “body perfect” ideals. To raise funds, spread awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and support the local community, NEDA is holding its third annual Hartford NEDA Walk, themed NEDA Walk. Save a Life. Funds from the walk will be used to support NEDA’s education and advocacy programs.

 

In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their lives, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). Anorexia nervosa has the highest fatality rate of any mental illness. But there is hope and there is help!

 

WHAT:          3rd annual Hartford NEDA Walk, themed NEDA Walk. Save a Life

Special guest speakers: eating disorder survivor and former Miss America Kirsten Haglund;

Dr. Margo Maine, eating disorders expert, author, NEDA board member and member of NEDA’s Founder’s Council; and singer/songwriters and NEDA Ambassadors the FALK Sisters.

 

WHEN:           Saturday, Sept. 27 @ 12 p.m. (Registration/check-in begins at 11 a.m.)

 

WHERE:         University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus, 85 Lawler St., West Hartford, CT (parking on Trout Brook).To pre-register, visit www.nedawalk.org/hartford2014or call 212-575-6200

$25 per adult, $15 per student, $10 per child under 12, $5 per pet

 

Sponsoring the event is Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, Hartford Hospital Institute for Living, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, Walden Behavioral Care, Monte Nido Eating Disorder Treatment Centers, Cambridge Eating Disorder Center and Center for Discovery.

 

Headquartered in New York City, NEDA is the leading U.S. non-profit organization supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA 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 Treatment Referrals, Visit www.MyNEDA.org

Or Contact NEDA’s Live Helpline: 800-931-2237
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (EST)

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST)

 

Contacts:       

 

Greenleaf & Associates — 323-660-5800

Kelly Williams — kelly@greenleafandassociates.com

 

On-Site:

Mary Curran 860-604-7586 (cell) marysc5376@comcast.net

 

 

 

* Eating Disorder Population by State References:

Hudson Jl, Hiripi E, Pope HG Jr, Kessler RC. The prevalence and correlates of eating disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Feb1;61(3):348-58. Epub 2006 Jul 3.

 

Sonja A. Swanson, ScM; Scott J. Crow, MD: Daniel Le Grange, PhD; Joel Swendsen, PhD; Kathleen R. Merikangas, PhD.

Prevalence and Correlates of Eating Disorders in Adolescents.

Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication Adolescent Supplement. Arch Gen Psychatry.

Published online March 7, 2011. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.22

 

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