PHOENIX’S SECOND ANNUAL EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WALK TO TAKE PLACE AT THE PHOENIX ZOO
The National Eating Disorder Association Brings Awareness Through Charitable Walk
PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 3, 2013) — The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) will be hosting the Phoenix NEDA Walk at the Phoenix Zoo. The event is the second annual walk to be held in the Phoenix area and will bring together members of the community to increase eating disorder awareness and to raise funds for the NEDA, which helps support individuals and family members affected by eating disorders. Following the success of the previous year’s attendance reaching nearly 600 people and raising over $30,000, organizers are expecting an even larger turnout this year.
The walk will take place on March 3rd, 2012 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and include motivational speaking, yoga, live music, snacks and refreshments, as well as an appearance from the Phoenix Suns’ Gorilla.
“The opportunity this Walk holds for families and individuals in Phoenix struggling with an eating disorder is incredible,” said Maggie Pingolt co-chair of the event. As a team Lori Price, a local entrepreneur and mother of three, and Pingolt organized the walk as a way to broadcast recovery and local awareness. The pair share a history struggling with an eating disorder and have taken their personal struggle and turned it into fuel for this cause.
To register for the walk and for more information about the National Eating Disorder Association, visit http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org. More information about the walk’s origin and Maggie and Lori’s stories can be found at phxeatingdisorderwalk.wordpress.com.