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A Day of Purposeful Rest

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 purposeful rest. 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 exercise compassion!

The fundraiser will run through the end of of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 21st - February 28th). February 28th will be our "event" day in which we encourage all team members to participate in a period of purposeful rest. 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!

Be sure to take a picture or selfie of yourself resting 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 Awareness Week page for other information this Eating Disorder Awareness Month.


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