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Walk Venue: Mall of America - East Rotunda
Walk Location: 7104 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Walk Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Check In Time: 8:30am
Opening Ceremony: 9:30am
Walk End Time: 10:30am
Walk Fundraising Goal: $75,000
Contact: Jessica Hickman at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Registration and check-in will be at the East Entrance. Click here for directions and parking information.
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Online registrations closes at 2pm CT on Friday, 2/22. Didn't meet the deadline? You can still register at the walk!
Gina is a writer, blogger, and Instagrammer whose work integrates mental health and eating disorders on the axes of body politics and self acceptance. Currently she runs the Instagram account @nourishandeat, providing inspirational and thought-challenging content, along with sharing her own personal journey. She is the creator of the hashtag #embracethesquish, a movement driven by the idea that our bodies in every form are worthy of love and respect. She believes in the power of authenticity and acceptance, working to make sure her followers know that perfection — in life and in recovery — doesn’t exist. Gina is a frequent speaker at various workshops, panels, retreats, and NEDA walks. She is also currently enrolled in graduate study to receive her Masters in Clinical Mental Health. You can find Gina on Instagram, Twitter, or somewhere under a blanket. With snacks.
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.
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