Wednesday, 6 October 2010

It's the time for Change.....

This past Sunday 'The National Eating Disorder Associtation' (NEDA) held it's 2nd Annual NYC NEDA Walk. The event was a success, NEDA raised $140,000 and more than 700 people attended to support an important cause. NEDA ambassador, plus-size model and ANTM winner Whitney Thompson spoke to the crowd about the importance of positive body image :

" I want everyone to know, that they don't have to conform to the images they see in the media. Real beauty is something that cannot be found in a magazine or on TV. I encourage all of you to speak out, write letters and insist that the publications work harder to promote a positive body image." - Whitney Thompson

The NYC NEDA Walk was chaired for the second year in a row by WABC-7's Diana Williams. It included a mile stroll along the Riverside Park Promenade and an exhibition throughout the day full of vendors. The theme of the NYC NEDA Walk was "It's Time to Talk About It; It's Time to Walk About It!"

"The Walk was a fun celebration that promoted healthy body image and helped in the prevention of eating disorders. We can see that the Walk has brought hope to everyone participating both directly and indirectly. We had such a large outpouring of support that day. With all the funds raised, we have an even better chance to save lives and to eradicate eating disorders" - Diana Williams

Lynn Grefe & Whitney Thompson - Photography - Katherine Decotiis

"It's not the size of your hips, but the size of your heart that matters." - NEDA, CEO Lynn Grefe

About NEDA :

Formed in 2001, NEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders and serving as a catalyst for prevention, treatment, and cures. NEDA provides education, advocates for improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.

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