Hello everyone! :)
Last Saturday (November 6) was the 1st Annual Austin NEDA Walk at Mueller Lake Park. As you all know from my previous post, I had an integral role in planning and promoting the walk and the result was not a disappointment! We had a great turnout for hosting the very first NEDA Walk in the state of Texas.
I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone that helped to sponsor me or that participated in the walk. You truly were part of such a good cause and I can’t begin to explain how much your donation or your time has meant to me.
I arrived to help set up everything for the walk around 8am and the walk officially started around 10am. I was chosen to be the designated photographer for the day since I had brought my camera. I tried to embrace my role wholeheartedly and I took a TON of pictures… here are some of the best!
One of our sponsors was Cedar Springs which is a treatment center in Austin with an intensive day treatment program.
After the walk, we all gathered together to hear speakers and to give out the raffle prizes.
Shannon Cutts, the author of “Beating Ana” and the founder of MentorCONNECT was our keynote speaker. MentorCONNECT is a free support system that pairs individuals that have achieved recovery from an eating disorder with those that are currently working toward recovery.
The walk was a wonderful event and we couldn’t have pulled it off without the support of all of you! Altogether I raised $470 and was the 2nd highest individual fundraiser for the walk! So, thank you for all your help and kindness! I look forward to next year!