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: Lake Eola Park- Northwest Lawn (near Pavillion) 
Walk Location512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801
Walk DateSaturday, May 13, 2023
Check-In Time: 9:30 am
Walk Time: 10 am

For more information, please email [email protected]

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Debra Hopkins

Debra is the Founder & President of the 501(c)3 Breaking The Chains Foundation (BTCF) as well as an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Health Coach, and writer.  She became a leading health and fitness expert/teacher and professional dancer with clients such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL), Sony, Warner Brothers, and other Time Warner Entities, among others.  As a guest speaker, Debra has shared her lived experience at the Los Angeles NEDA Walk, Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center’s National Virtual Symposium, NAMI Eastside Virtual Educational Forum, and the Los Angeles International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) Gala.  Under her leadership, BTCF was the first-ever eating disorder platform to present at the 4th annual Worldwide Women Girl’s Festival at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California, including being a featured panelist on the Arts & Entertainment Career Mentoring Panel.  Debra is married for over 20 years with two sons.


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: $8,847
Amount Raised: $6,476

Participant Center 


  1. EssentiallyEllieJ - $550
  2. Growth Never Stops - $380
  3. DHL - $260
  4. Kissimmee Cares - $183
  5. Frajesna - $175
  6. Breaking The Chains Foundation - $175
  7. lovelys - $50


  1. Vesna Manevska - $2,015
  2. Allie Spector - $533
  3. Carol Cooper - $500
  4. Kristen Heinsen - $385
  5. Jessica Kinsey - $360
  6. Molly Novia - $275
  7. Mackenzie Owen - $260
  8. Selene Ramirez - $200
  9. Gaetano Maltese - $150
  10. Jessica Boutwell - $125