Merrick's Walk for EDIN 2015
EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2015
“The Journey Begins with One Step.”
Online Registration Deadline: October 23, 2015
October 25th, Check-in at 1:00, Walk at 2:00
215 West Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30342
Merrick’s Walk for EDIN is a 2.7 mile walk around Chastain Park with the following purposes:
- To raise awareness of eating disorders,
- To remember those who have lost their battle with an eating disorder, and
- To raise funds for the Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) and support our work to raise awareness, prevent eating disorders and promote healthy body image and positive self-esteem in children, youth and adults in the Atlanta community.
The event began in 2001 in honor of Merrick Ryan, a 19-year old Galloway alum who died from complications of anorexia.
The theme of this year’s Merrick’s Walk is “The Journey Begins with One Step.” We choose this theme because it’s easy to get discouraged when one looks ahead to a difficult journey, such as the journey to recovery from an eating disorder or to make peace with one’s body and with food. For many who are struggling with an eating disorder the battle can feel nearly impossible, yet we want to share a message that there is hope. Recovery is possible! It is possible to learn to love your body and to make peace with food. However, it is a journey and all journeys begin with one step. Tell a trusted friend. Ask for help. Make an appointment with a therapist.
Please join us in our mission prevent eating disorders, increase awareness and promote positive self-esteem. Thank you for your support!