National Eating Disorder Association Walk

National Eating Disorders Association Walk Saturday, 11/21/15, UNC-Greensboro

On November 21, 2015 CSI: Phi Sigma Chapter officers, CSI members, and non-members walked to bring awareness to eating disorders plaguing millions of people every day. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk was a reminder of the struggle people who deal with this mental and physical illness, and how hard this illness is to overcome.

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A little over 100 people attended the NEDA walk, and those pictured above were all to happy to participate. Emily Smith (pictured below) created “Team Ginger” and proceeded to ask UNC-Pembroke faculty, staff, and students to donate or walk for the cause.

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Understanding just how detrimental eating disorders can be will not only help us become better counselors, but can also help us better understand how to help our clients who have eating disorders. Below are a few facts from the NEDA walk:

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A huge thank you to those who donated online, those who participated in the walk, and those who helped raise awareness! Below are a few more pictures from the walk: