What is The Warrior Experience?

The Warrior Experience is a virtual celebration of hope, strength, and recovery. It’s an online gathering of brave fighters and passionate advocates who are committed to winning the fight against eating disorders.

Eating disorders thrive in isolation. So when COVID-19 struck our nation, those suffering from eating disorders began to experience added dangers and unprecedented obstacles in their road to recovery. As a result, NEDA has seen an increased demand for our free helpline services and support resources. In fact, NEDA's helpline chat volume increased by 85%.

Our goal with The Warrior Experience is to raise $62,340 - the funds needed to operate NEDA’s helpline services and other frontline resources for two months. These funds will help us provide support to individuals and families reaching out at a critical time.

In this time of uncertainty, we need our community the most. Be the reason why we are able to pick up the helpline each time it rings. Be the reason why we can say, "we're here for you," and "it gets better."


How does it work?

To participate in The Warrior Experience, you will need to register online here. There is no registration fee to participate - you can help us reach our goal by making a personal donation and raising funds leading up to event day. Plus, you can earn cool NEDA gear when you reach fundraising milestones and complete challenges.

After you register for the event, personalize your fundraising page that we created for you. Share what makes you a NEDA Warrior and why raising money to support NEDA’s programs matters to you.

Next, set up a Facebook Fundraiser from your NEDA Participant Center. This is one of the easiest ways to raise funds. You can also share your fundraising page via email, text, and social media. We have sample donation letters to help you, too.

Keep up the great work through June 27th - we need your help to reach our goal.

The Warrior Experience will be hosted live on Sunday, June 27th at 11:00 EDT. The event will feature special guest speakers, entertainment, activities, and more. You will receive a unique link to log into the virtual event closer to event day.

Questions? Contact walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org