Bradley students raise awareness for eating disorders with ‘NEDA’ walk
PEORIA (WEEK) - Students at Bradley University got out in the rain to walk for an important cause Saturday.
Student organization ‘The Body Project’ hosted their annual ‘NEDA’ fundraising walk in Peoria with around 150 people expected.
NEDA stands for National Eating Disorder Association, where they bring awareness to eating disorders.
Nearly 29 million Americans suffer from eating disorders.
Bradley student Hanne Dahl said it’s a topic not discussed enough and often overlooked, especially on a college campus.
“This is one of those unseen, unheard of illnesses that can go unnoticed by a lot of people,” Dahl.
“Just recognizing that this is a problem that deserves your attention is really important and I hope that that is what people take away from this,” Dahl continued.
As of Saturday, they’ve raised over $2,500.
Dahl said the money will go towards policy changes, advocacy, research and more.
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