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 VenueVerona Park
Walk LocationPorcello Ln, Verona, NJ 07044
Walk Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Check-In: 9:30AM
Walk: 10:30AM

For more information, please email [email protected]

Be sure to connect with us on Instagram @nedawalknewjersey for updates, news, resources and special event spotlights

Join our event on Facebook and spread the word!

Walk Day FAQ


Jessi Minneci

Verona Walk Co-Coordinator and NEDA advocate

 As the 2023 NJ NEDA Walk Co-Coordinator, I am so honored to be speaking to the New Jersey NEDA Warriors community as a NEDA Advocate! Eating disorders have been prevalent in my life as far back as I can remember, and my journey to 2.5 years of recovery from personal struggles with anorexia and bulimia flourishes each and every day with the help and support of this community! I find strength multiplies when we come together, and the knowingness of never being alone empowers me to extend my hand whenever someone's in need. Thank you to NEDA for putting together such an important event. I look forward to connecting with new friends and allies at the 2023 NJ NEDA Walk.


Marissa Bunnell

In August I was recently diagnosed with an eating disorder. Admitting and realizing that I was struggling and needed help was a very big step for me to open up about. Recovery is not linear and not easy and it is ok to have good and bad days, it’s all part of the process. I am continuing every day to fight back against the negative voice in my head and working toward the road to recovery. I am fundraising for those who have or are currently struggling with this battle. Millions of people struggle with mental health every day and it is a constant battle. Donating to my fundraising page is a way for you to not only show your support for me as I fight on this road to recovery but also to show your support for the millions of individuals and families affected by eating disorders.


Tyler Brunson

Tyler Brunson is the Digital Marketing Chair for NEDA-Verona. Studying at Baruch College to get her Masters in International Affairs, Tyler has her undergraduate degree in Dance from the Joffrey Ballet School. She is the founder of Cerulean Stage, a Non-Profit built on the conversation around Dancer’s Mental Health. Tyler wants to spread the important message of eating disorder awareness in the dance world. 


Martin Munrow

Martin Munroe lives in Bloomfield, NJ. He holds a Ph.D. in Irish Literature from University College Dublin in Ireland. Martin is very active in Alcoholics Anonymous. He is very honored and proud to be speaking at the NEDA Walk Verona.


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: $40,000
Amount Raised: $56,390

Participant Center 


  1. Team Andrea - $6,995
  2. Team Maeve - $3,175
  3. And then she recovered - $3,030
  4. Walk for Marissa - $2,410
  5. @positiveedrecovery - $2,265
  6. Glowing and Growing - $1,790
  7. Team Leah - $1,168
  8. Katie's Fighters - $1,050
  9. Nourish and Empower - $1,000
  10. Liv's Warriors - $730


  1. Susan Black - $2,250
  2. Abigail Rochford - $1,475
  3. Marissa Bunnell - $1,340
  4. Jessi Minneci - $1,320
  5. Claire Giegerich - $1,215
  6. Jamie Lewkowitz - $1,010
  7. Nikki Carcara - $1,010
  8. Joseph Bartonek - $1,000
  9. Judi Reynolds - $771
  10. Liv Loiacono - $730