#NEDAWalk
NEDA Walk
NEDA Walks are central events that unite local communities. We are thrilled to begin the 2024 season of NEDA walks! Get ready for an empowering journey as we unite as a community against eating disorders to promote awareness, healing and support. Stay tuned for our upcoming walks in cities listed below. Walks will be continuously updated as we confirm locations, so keep an eye out for more details.
We rely on the invaluable support of volunteers to coordinate successful NEDA Walks, and we are currently seeking walk ambassadors for the following cities to help us make a meaningful impact:

Please contact [email protected] for more information..

Event Details

Walk Venue: Discovery Green Park-Anheuser Busch Stage
Walk Location: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
Walk Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Check-In: 9:00AM
Walk: 10:00AM

For more information, please email [email protected]

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EVENT SPEAKERS

Dr. Caryn Honig, MEd, RD, LD

Dr. Caryn Honig is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, a professor at University of Houston, founder and director of Poppy's Run for Life, and a pioneer in the treatment of eating disorders.

In the early 1980’s, Dr. Honig was a nationally ranked tennis player on the junior tennis circuit when she was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (binge-eating/purging type). She also suffered from compulsive overexercise.

During this time, little was known about eating disorders, and treatment was sparse.

Through her recovery, Dr. Honig found her purpose and passion: helping others who struggled with eating disorders and disordered eating. For almost 30 years, Dr. Honig owned and operated a private practice in Houston, offering nutritional counseling to patients who struggled with eating disorders and disordered eating.

She has been an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Houston for the past 18 years. After her father’s death by suicide in 2022, Dr. Honig closed her practice and founded Poppy’s Run For Life, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises money and awareness for suicide prevention. Dr. Honig and her husband, Scott Schepps, also established the Caryn Honig DU Tennis Endowment Scholarship Fund.

Caryn is an avid runner and triathlete. To date, she has completed 45 full marathons (22 Houston Marathons), numerous triathlons, one full Ironman triathlon and one 50-mile endurance running race.

 

Featured DJ

Jim "Jimbo" Kovacik

Jim "Jimbo" Kovacik is a multifaceted voice talent who spent twenty-nine years as a Morning Show personality in Houston, Texas.  He currently serves as the Director of Content of Townsquare Media Lubbock, where he is in charge of six popular stations in the city: KFYO-AM (News), KKAM-AM (News/Sports), KFMX-FM (Rock), KKCL-FM (Classic Hits), KZII-FM (Pop Hits), KQBR-FM (Country). Last year, he worked in Victoria on four popular radio stations: KIXS 108 ((Country), 98.7 JACK FM, Q 92 (Pop Hits), and KLUB TEJANO 106.9.  He also serves as the host for a brand new afternoon show in Lubbock, The Jimbo Show, on pop station 102.5 KISS-FM.  How did it all start? Well, immediately after he graduated from the University of Houston, Jim started his radio career with 97.9 the Box and mastered every aspect of radio. With his production skills,  he has produced, voiced, and even sang on hundreds of morning show bits, commercials, and song parodies.   His voice has endorsed companies like Academy Sports and Outdoors, Netflix, EPIX, Gain Flings, HEB, Phobia Haunted Houses, T-Mobile, Quick Weight Loss Centers, TBS, Tulsa Welding School, Helfman Dodge, Universal Technical Institute, The GetUpside Gas App, Rising Star - ABC TV,  Animal Planet, Mike Calvert Toyota, Auto Insurance Discounters, Spartan Insurance, Rosenberg Mitsubishi, Jackson-Hewitt, TDECU, Oxygen, Science Channel, Loncar Associates, The Houston Rodeo and countless others.   He has also covered major world events broadcasting from the 2000 Summer Olympics in Australia and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Aside from voice work,  Jimbo has written over ten screenplays. Jim is also a musician who has released three full albums and four singles (available on all streaming sites). On the personal side, Jim is married with four kids.

 

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: $17,383
Amount Raised: $6,186

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Participant Center 

TOP TEAMS

  1. Broken Crayons Still Color - $2,261
  2. Alyssa's Allies - $250
  3. Team Menninger - $200

TOP FUNDRAISERS

  1. Priya James - $1,111
  2. Prathap Joseph - $250
  3. Teresa Joseph - $100
  4. Amy Bahlo - $100
  5. Caryn Honig - $50
  6. Liju James - $50
  7. Megan Joseph - $50
  8. Jaya Olson - $50
  9. James Kariyaparambil - $50
  10. Joshua Olson - $50