Every year, MEDA partners with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) to host the Boston NEDA Walk. This empowering, fun, and moving event supports spreading eating disorder awareness. We walk to inspire others. We walk away from stigma to send the message that eating disorders are dangerous illnesses, not lifestyle choices. Together, we raise awareness and vital funds to support the fight against eating disorders. Check out photos from past walks in MEDA’s Photo Gallery and start getting excited for this year’s walk by revisiting memories from last year!
Welcome! Join MEDA and NEDA for this year’s Boston NEDA Walk Hosted by MEDA! We’re so excited that you decided to embark on this journey and change lives with us.
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Venue: Newton North High School-Outdoor Track
Address: 457 Walnut St. Newton, MA 02460
Check In: 9:00 am
Start Time: 10:00 am
Lauren Forbes is a 4th year pre-medical student, dog lover, book worm, and eating disorders advocate. After battling an eating disorder for her entire high school career, she chose recovery. It was the most difficult, yet most beautiful experience of her life. She has been recovered for 3 years now, and wishes to share her experiences with those who are currently struggling and with those who have in the past. If she had to name the most beneficial things that come from recovery, they are self-love, confidence, and appreciation for everything and everyone around her. Lauren describes recovery as “the single most beneficial decision she has ever made,” and wishes to show others that there is a beautiful life that exists after recovery. The main goals of her advocacy are to prove to others that you can be happy with yourself no matter who you are, to always stay true to yourself, to know that it is okay to speak up, and to help individuals transition into the beautiful world of recovery.
Vocalist Alli Haber is a freshman at Needham High School and a dedicated musician. Alli spends most of her time on her music where she sings, plays keys, and is releasing her first original song this Summer. Alli was recently signed to Strega Entertainment Group where she joins a group of other young musicians touring nationally, and will release her first single with Strega, Caroline Records and Universal Music Group. Alli is thrilled to be performing at this year’s walk and to be part of something so meaningful.
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:
Contact: MEDA staff for more information or for fundraising tips!