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30 million Americans of all backgrounds will struggle with an eating disorder in their lifetime, but no one needs to fight these illnesses alone.
By walking together as a unified force, we can prove the power of community and show the world that eating disorders are no match for us.
Louise & Sam: A Survivor and Her Supporter
“Participating in NEDA Walks gives me strength, motivation, and encouragement. Each year I'm reminded that I’m not alone in this battle against myself, and that there is a strong community of beautiful souls fighting right alongside me.”Louise Y.
“Being married to someone who struggles with an eating disorder is like always having a third person around who is always speaking lies into my wife's ears. Sometimes it’s a shout and sometimes it’s a whisper, but I am here to interrupt that voice to reassure Louise that she is good enough just the way she is. Going on this walk together shows that we recognize the destructive nature of eating disorders and pledge our time and energy to fight it.”Sam Y.