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Los Angeles, CA NEDA Walk

Event Details

Walk Venue: Tongva Park
Walk Location: 1615 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Walk Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Check In Time: 9am
Opening Ceremony: 10am
Walk End Time: 11am
Walk Fundraising Goal: $35,000
Contact: Jessica Hickman at walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org

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Karla Mosley, Actress, NEDA Ambassador

Karla Mosley currently portrays Maya Avant Forrester on "The Bold and The Beautiful" - the first transgender lead character on broadcast TV (NAACP Image Award Nomination, 3 GLAAD Awards for the story). Co-creator and star of "Room 8" for CBS.com. Other TV/Film: Angel From Hell, Hart of Dixie, TLC-Discovery Kids’ Hi-5, Law & Order: CI, Gossip Girl, Guiding Light and Burn After Reading. Theater: Expatriate (Culture Project), Travlin' (NYMPH), Dreamgirls with Jennifer Holliday (TUTS, The MUNY), Sophisticated Ladies with Maurice Hines (Arena Stage), Judgment of Fools and How To Raise a Freeman (Ammo). Karla is the Philanthropic Director of Ammunition Theatre Company, and co-founder of 1:1 Productions which champions women of color in front of and behind the camera.


Ryan Sheldon, @bingeeaterconfessions, NEDA Ambassador

A motivational speaker and brawn model, Ryan has been educating audiences about body image and binge eating disorder since his own diagnosis in 2015. Passionate about raising awareness of binge eating and body image issues as an Ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, he has shared his story with the Today Show, Huffington Post, and Teen Vogue, among other outlets. An LGBTQ+ man living in a larger body, Ryan also speaks to teens about masculinity, identity, and body confidence. He is currently working on a book about his and other men's experiences learning to eat mindfully and love themselves just as they are. You can find Ryan on Instagram at BingeEaterConfessions or at his blog MrConfessions.com.


Dena Angela

Dena is an aspiring author who strongly values service and empathy. She is originally from Southern California, but feels equally at home in Chicago, where most of her eating disorder treatment took place.  Dena shares her personal journey online in hopes of raising awareness and lessening isolation for individuals living with chronic physical and mental illnesses. Her work has been featured in Women's Health magazine, Self magazine, HelloGiggles, and HerCampus. The things that make her most happy are painting, writing, and dogs.


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: $35,000
Amount Raised: $3,661

Participant Center 


  1. Julie and Fam - $115
  2. Eff Diet Culture - $50
  3. Love Every Body - $25
  4. Santa Monica Roses - $0
  5. UCLA Eating Disorders Research Program - $0
  6. Kelsey's Team - $0
  7. The Gram Fam - $0
  8. Team Getting There - $0
  9. Team Renfrew - $0
  10. Zeta Tau Zeta - $0


  1. Rachel Savel - $781
  2. Kelsea Gaspari - $165
  3. Terri Sebastian - $50
  4. Diana Covarrubias - $25
  5. Kyleigh Geraghty - $25
  6. Julie Jones - $10
  7. Lorena Covarrubias - $0
  8. Yvette Reina - $0
  9. Krystal Porras - $0
  10. jackie shapin - $0