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.
Thank you to all who joined MEDA and NEDA for this year’s Boston NEDA Walk Hosted by MEDA! We truly appreciate your support!
THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPEAKERS
Vocalist Alli Haber is a freshman in high school and a dedicated musician. Alli spends most of her time on her music where she sings and plays keys. Alli is working with Strega Entertainment Group where she joins a group of other talented young musicians. Alli is thrilled to be performing at this year’s walk and to be part of something so meaningful.
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.
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