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East NEDA Walk

Event Details: Log on to the event 5 minutes before showtime with this link nedawalk.org/EastNEDAWalk2021

Event Location: Online!
Event Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Event Times: 11am - 12 pm ET
Fundraising Goal: $100,000
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org

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Mimi Cole, @thelovelybecoming

Mimi Cole is currently pursuing her Master’s degree to become a therapist. She is the host of the podcast, The Lovely Becoming, and is passionate about disordered eating and obsessive compulsive disorder. Mimi has experience working in the residential and outpatient levels of care as a patient assistant for individuals with eating disorders. As a clinician-in-training, Mimi hopes to practice from a Health At Every Size, trauma-informed lens. Outside of being a student, Mimi loves to read and write, go to coffee shops, and connect with new people.


Sandy Gooen @silentwhat

Sandy Sahar Gooen (he/him) is a performing artist and educator in recovery from an eating disorder. His advocacy focuses on marginalized groups and/or underrepresented communities in the eating disorder field, especially those he’s a part of (LGBT, men, Jewish, higher weight, disabled). 


Tyler Mortensen @mort_ivation

I am 27 years old (turning 27 on April 17th) from New Jersey and have been engaged with NEDA since 2015, when I attended my first NEDA Walk with my mother in Morristown, NJ. I have since seen the great assistance NEDA can play in ED recovery and making a difference in the knowledge of ED and recovery. I have been an active fundraiser for NEDA, with increasing fundraising goals each year, finally reaching >$1,000 in fundraising this year for the East NEDA Walk! 

NEDA has played a large role in my continued success in eating disorder recovery. I am proud to support and be a part of this organization. Outside of my participation in NEDA Walks, I live a very eventful life. I am a Health/Fitness Coach for a company called “EXOS”, where I manage a corporate fitness center. I also enjoy my daily workouts, keeping my own personal health in mind. My other hobby is bowling, where I compete competitively on a weekly basis in leagues and tournaments (have been bowling since I was 3 years old and have multiple perfect ‘300’ games). Most importantly, I am a happy husband (recently married in September 2020 to my wife Marissa) and proud Dog Dad to my 1 year old puppy Cooper! 



Musical Performance by Backtrack Vocals

Founded in 2013, Backtrack is quickly defining itself as a powerhouse a cappella group throughout its hometown, New York City, and beyond. This five member group performs a variety of music, with an emphasis on covers of today's top pop music. Backtrack was originally formed to produce YouTube videos, and since its founding, the group has gained over 10 million views and 110,000 subscribers. Expanding from it's YouTube origins, Backtrack now performs live at music halls, universities, festivals, high schools and private functions. They create impressive covers of past and present pop music, write inspiring original compositions and dare to take on unexpected genres such as classical and electronic music.


Thank you to our sponsors

This sponsor section is to acknowledge the financial support of our sponsors. Neither this section nor any other listings or signage seen at the walk is intended in any way as an endorsement of the companies listed, their products or services.

Goal: $115,000
Amount Raised: $108,511

Participant Center 


  1. Team Andrea - $3,505
  2. Team Miller - $2,595
  3. Team Newman - $2,015
  4. Hope - $1,905
  5. Reflections - $1,419
  6. Rae of Hope - $1,415
  7. Clown Squad - $1,359
  8. Really Radiant - $1,245
  9. Mort-ivation - $1,125
  10. Team Kelcie - $1,085


  1. Annie Sullivan - $11,325
  2. Anna Kagiliery - $5,000
  3. Lisa Hedgepeth - $3,605
  4. Susan Black - $3,255
  5. Kathleen Miller - $2,570
  6. Samantha Johnson - $2,325
  7. Helen Newman - $2,015
  8. Molly Griston - $1,656
  9. Erin Harten - $1,525
  10. Isabel Moran - $1,525