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2022 Eating Disorder Awareness "Not a" Walk Fundraiser

Every February the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) spearheads the national effort to increase awareness of eating disorders and the impact eating disorders have on individuals and loved ones. You may have seen efforts or even participated in previous awareness events such as the annual NEDA walk in October. The Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa (EDCI) is proud to host an awareness fundraiser with a focus on caring for ourselves through rest and joyful movement. We are turning the traditional “awareness walk” on its head with a team-based event we call Eating Disorder Awareness (Not a) Walk Fundraiser or #notawalk for short. We hope you join us in spreading our message of joyful movement!

To get started, visit our fundraiser page:

We encourage you to donate to an existing team, join a team or start your own team. To simply donate, click the "Fundraise" button at the top of the screen. To join in on the fun, join a team or create your own team by hitting "Donate" button under the main image. Then share this page (and our message) far and wide. Let your friends, family, co-workers, gym buddies, and your social circles know they can also participate.

The fundraiser will run through the end of March. February 27th will be our "event" day in which we encourage all team members to participate in either a period of joyful rest or an activity of joyful movement. Get in your cozy clothes, find a comfy spot, put your feet up, and give yourself permission to honor your body by giving it some well-deserved rest! Alternatively, make a plan to engage in a joyful movement activity.

Be sure to take a picture or selfie of yourself resting or joyfully moving and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email us at to have your photos featured on our website!

Also, be sure to check out our website for additional information, resources and to learn more about the EDCI mission.


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