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NEDA Walk In San Luis Obispo, CA (Guest Post)


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.
As many people who suffer with this illness know, a lot of people out there really do not understand what an eating disorder is. It is not just about looks and weight, it is much more deep then that. I want to provide people with more knowledge and understanding. Help them know how to look for signs, know how to talk about it, know where to turn for help, and so forth.

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 @ (without the spaces) for further questions.

I would be happy to hear from you!

The website for my local NEDA walk is

(This is where you can sign up and donate)

NEDA’s website is

More information about the walk and the cause!


Emily Marr