On September 24, the team at Lowry Main Street Dental participated in the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) Walk in Great Lawn Park in Lowry.
Proceeds from the walk benefited NEDA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting sufferers of eating disorders and their families, providing methods for prevention, funds for research for a cure, and access to quality care.
The event helped to raise over $17,000!
Why We Walk
Lowry Main Street Dental wants to contribute to NEDA’s mission to eradicate eating disorders from our world.
Eating disorders are a serious public health concern:
- In the USA, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from eating disorders at some point in their lives.
- These eating disorders include Anorexia Nervousa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, or an Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder.
- Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses, but lowest amount of government funding for research and treatment.
- 1/2 of teenage girls and 1/3 of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors
How NEDA Helps
NEDA is an organization that goes a long way toward fighting eating disorders. The walk we attended is just one of 60 throughout the country. They also staff a helpline with more than 60 trained volunteers who are there to answer questions, offer support, and supply resources to those suffering from eating disorders and their family and friends.
They also provide a free, confidential screening to help people determine whether they should speak to a medical professional about eating disorders.
Lowry Main Street Dental was happy to support this worthy cause and to participate in our community.