Tampa, FL. — The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (The Alliance) will hold its first community awareness walk in the Tampa Bay area on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Raymond James Stadium.
Registration for “celebrating everyBODY” will begin at 9:00 am. Guest speaker, McCall Dempsey, will share her story of hope and healing from a 15-year battle with an eating disorder. The Alliance is expecting more than 300 walkers and numerous community resource exhibitors to be participating. In addition there will be live music, free food/drinks, and a craft area to create squares for a Recovery Quilt. The Alliance is proud to partner with the local chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals to help make this walk a big success.
The Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education, and early intervention for all eating disorders. Founded in October 2000, The Alliance has worked tirelessly to raise awareness, eliminate secrecy and stigma, promote access to care and support for those susceptible to, currently struggling with, and recovered from eating disorders. The Alliance creates a bridge for those seeking help by connecting people with resources and information to assist them in their recovery. The Alliance offers educational workshops and presentations, free support groups for those struggling and for their loved ones, political advocacy for eating disorders and mental health legislation, and a national toll-free phone help line for support and mentoring.
In addition, The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness also publishes a comprehensive national referral guide of U.S. eating disorders treatment programs and distributes this resource throughout the state of Florida.
Help us spread the word about eating disorders & treatment resources in our community and join us as we celebrate every BODY! For more information or to register online: www.allianceforeatingdisorders.com.