National Eating Disorders Association

Annual report 2016

NEDA Walks

Building a Community Across the Country

This year, 19,000 people from across the United States celebrated recovery and built strong communities of support and healing. This was an increase of 3,000 participants over last year, and with the help of our amazing volunteer walk coordinators, we were able to bring NEDA Walks to 60 cities. We raised a record $1.4 million, which will fund desperately needed programs and services.

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Healing, Hope & Heroes

Hosted at the beautiful Gotham Hall in New York City, the evening featured actress and author Mariel Hemingway as keynote speaker and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. NEDA also awarded Aerie the Corporate Honoree Award and Redbook the NEDA Inspires Seal of Approval.

Special thanks to our Profile in Leadership honoree Neal Garelik, our event chairs, Allison Kreiger Walsh and Shelly Steinwurtzel, and our corporate chairs Ric Clark, Glenn Shannon, and Frank Bisignano for helping NEDA to raise over a million dollars for the first time at this year’s annual event.

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Bringing Awareness to a Store Near You

In addition to being our National Walk Sponsor, Aerie put information about NEDA into their customers' hands with a cause-related marketing campaign during NEDAwareness Week. Aerie distributed information about eating disorders in stores and donated proceeds from a limited edition shirt that read, Strong, Beautiful, Me. Shoppers in stores also had the opportunity to support NEDA via a $5 donation upon check-out to receive a special Aerie supports bracelet.

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Donor Spotlight

David Tendler

In memory and honor of his daughter, Karyn Tendler, David Tendler graciously started the Karyn Tendler NEDA Conference Fund — a fund that helps individuals cover the cost of attendance of the annual NEDA Conference. Since 2010, the fund has awarded close to $30,000 in scholarships.

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