This week marks the start of the National Eating Disorders Association‘s Annual NEDAwareness Week (Feb 23 – March 1, 2014).
This is a whole wonderful week designated to raise awareness, share education, and generate support for individuals who are affected by eating disorders.
As a person who has recovered from anorexia and bulimia, this is a personally significant week for me.
It is also a week when MentorCONNECT, a NEDA Network partner (MentorCONNECT is the eating disorders nonprofit I founded in 2009), comes together with NEDA to raise awareness and funds for our joint work to ease suffering and spread hope of recovery.
We do this through our “Virtual Walk,” a social media-based effort to get the word out that eating disorders are deadly and isolation kills. With support, with love, with treatment, people DO heal.
This is our 4th year of co-sponsoring the “Virtual Walk” – and we hope you will join in!
Oh, and participating is easy – oh, so easy! And you can participate even if you can’t donate money!
If you are able to make a donation: http://nedawalk.org/virtualwalk2014
You can also share the Virtual Walk link using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other favorite social media apps to invite friends and family to participate.
If you want to share the link with others: http://nedawalk.org/virtualwalk2014
And if you want to share a picture, feel free to grab the one displayed here and just link it to the walk page URL.
The National Eating Disorders Association and MentorCONNECT both benefit from your donations and your sharing – and we both thank you in advance for your support!