My name is Emily Marr and I am a third year nutrition major, Psychology minor at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo (SLO). I am hosting a National Eating Disorder Awareness (NEDA) walk in SLO at Mitchell Park on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
Eating disorder awareness means a lot to me because I am recovering from and ED myself.
I was hospitalized in 8th grade and then was put back into a day treatment facility my senior year of high school. It has been a long journey with many struggles, but I know that everything happens for a reason, and I would not change any part of my life if I got the chance.
My dream is to become an eating disorder dietitian in a treatment facility as well as an inspirational speaker. When I found out about NEDA walks, I knew right away that it was something I was meant to do.
Cal Poly (the university I attend) is one of the top rated states schools affected by eating disorders, as well as the other population of SLO. This is a chance to get people aware and involved.
So please help me spread the word about this walk, get donations, volunteers, and sponsors. Email me at emarr @ calpoly.edu (without the spaces) for further questions.
I would be happy to hear from you!
The website for my local NEDA walk is www.nedawalks.org/sanluisobispo2012.
(This is where you can sign up and donate)
NEDA’s website is
More information about the walk and the cause!