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New York, NY NEDA Walk

Online pre-registration is now closed, but you can still register at the walk! Donations will be accepted online through 11/6.

Event Details

Walk Venue: Foley Square
Walk Location: 111 Worth Street, Centre St, New York, NY 10013
Walk Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Check In Time: 9am
Opening Ceremony: 10am
Walk End Time: 11:30am
Walk Fundraising Goal: $100,000
Contact: Jessica Hickman at walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org

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Ryan Sheldon, @bingeeaterconfessions

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.


Lauren Chan, Henning Founder and CEO

Lauren Chan is a fashion personality who began her career as a plus-size model at Ford Models alongside change-makers like Ashley Graham, Candice Huffine, and fellow NEDA ambassador Iskra Lawrence. While modeling, Chan was also focused on a career in fashion journalism. At the time, her writing appeared in publications like the New York Times' T Magazine, Interview, and the international Vogues. Years later, Chan’s worlds merged when she became Glamour's fashion features editor, overseeing women's fashion coverage and personally owning the plus-size fashion beat. While at Glamour, Chan penned a monthly Style Your Size column, designed the Glamour x Lane Bryant clothing collection, guest lectured at NYU, FIT, and LIM, and appeared on Good Morning America and the Today Show. Since leaving the magazine, Chan works as an influencer for brands like Clinique, Aerie, and Nike, serves on the advisory board of the Model Alliance, and is the founder and CEO of her own clothing brand, called Henning. Follow along @lcchan at @henning.


Nikisha Bolden

Nikisha Bolden works in the executive branch of the Federal Government in the regulatory capacity.  She is a Renfrew alumna who struggled with anorexia for 17 years.  Currently, Nikisha is enjoying recovery, a process that propelled her to rebuild her belief system and develop healthy emotional responses.  Nikisha understands the challenges associated with eating disorders and desires to help others find their way out.  


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: $100,000
Amount Raised: $88,024

Participant Center 


  1. Superstrong Support Squad - $7,272
  2. Margaret's Angels - $2,790
  3. Twinkies - $2,210
  4. Bloom - $1,793
  5. #SELFCRUSH - $1,665
  6. Eight Years Strong - $1,665
  7. clementeens - $1,655
  8. Warriors for Meg - $1,640
  9. Team Parsons - $1,580
  10. Fancy Nancy - $1,320


  1. Emily Keleher - $4,905
  2. Yocheved Gourarie - $1,774
  3. Leah Terry - $1,375
  4. Rianna Carriere - $1,345
  5. Nancy Stansbury - $1,300
  6. Emma Hesse - $1,293
  7. Meaghan Tully - $1,270
  8. Betsy Maguire - $1,180
  9. Cristiana Villani - $1,175
  10. Najla Kadri-Nielsen - $1,150