Luther College invites the Decorah community to their first ever National Eating Disorder Association, Walk event. Money raised at the event funds education about eating disorders, prevention and support, as well as advocacy and research initiatives.
Check-in for the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., with opening ceremony follow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Luther College, beginning at the parking lot by the local pool.
Participants can register online at https://nedawalk.org/decorah2018, online registration closes at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Registration will also be open on the day of the event.
More than 30 million Americans struggle with eating disorders at some point in their lives and despite this, they receive significantly less funding than other major mental illnesses. Because of this lack of funding, NEDA Walk's goal is to raise funds to improve the support and raise awareness about eating disorders. The NEDA Walk organization, which began in 2009, currently takes place in more than 90 cities nationwide. Each year, more than 20,000 people participate in the walk to raise money for those affected by eating disorders, to restore hope and change the conversations surrounding eating disorders.
The walk will take place on the Luther College campus, beginning at the parking lot by the pool and going through campus. Along with the walk, there will be music, yoga and photo opportunities by the Luther bell. The goal of the walk is to raise $10,000 to fund the education and prevention of eating disorders and support for those impacted by them.
A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,005, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.