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THE STORY:

Many of our team members and supporters had a personal relationship with Merrick. She was a remarkable individual who embodied some of the humanities best attributes and characteristics. Unfortunately, for her and those that knew her, she also battled some of our world’s worst issues including a debilitating eating order. We walk for her, we walk for fallen friends, we walk our friends, and our kids. We want to make sure that people don't fight it alone and know that there is a support network. We appreciate your contributions, your participation, your thoughts and how you work in your own way to make the world a better place. 

And now for some details: Merrick’s Walk for EDIN is a 2.7 mile walk around Chastain Park with the following purposes:

  1. to raise awareness of eating disorders,
  2. to remember those who have lost their battle with an eating disorder, and
  3. to raise funds for the Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) and its prevention programs in schools and the community of Atlanta.

The event began in 2001 in honor of Merrick Ryan, a 19-year old Galloway alum who died from complications of anorexia.

This year, the theme for Merrick’s Walk for EDIN is “more than a number.” The meaning of this theme is twofold. Statistics about deaths resulting from eating disorders, although shocking, can be impersonal and allow us to feel detached from the issue. We want to make it known that individuals like Merrick are more than a statistic. The theme also promotes the idea that in such a health- and weight-conscious society, we are more than our measurements, our weight, or the calories that we consume. Our value cannot be defined by a number.

Please join us in our mission to spread eating disorder awareness and promote our prevention efforts in Atlanta. Thank you for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$706

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brendan Bell

     

  • Oliver Drose

    $15

  • Grant Mitchell

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bonnie Prokesch

    $36

  • Arby's Foundation

    $250

  • Lexi Fields

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jim Coley

     

  • Kate Dinerman

     

  • R&B Coley

    $50

  • The Galloway School Alumni Association

    $25

  • Linda Levy

    $25

  • Michael Pearson

    $100

  • Suzanne Krill

    $20

  • Ramona Fenner

    $20

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The Team: $706 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Suzanne Pearson

Amount Raised

$270

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Kate Dinerman

Amount Raised

$165

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Brendan Bell

Amount Raised

$116

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Michael Pearson

Amount Raised

$100

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Lexi Fields

Amount Raised

$35

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Amanda Denzer-King

Amount Raised

$20

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Ariel Baverman

Amount Raised

$0

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Emily Bell

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Ramona Fenner

Ramona Fenner

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Suzanne Krill

Suzanne Krill

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson

DONATION: $100

In memory of Merrick! 4 years ago

Linda Levy

Linda Levy

DONATION: $25

In Memory of Merrick Ryan 4 years ago

The Galloway School Alumni Association

The Galloway School Alumni Association

DONATION: $25

In memory of Merrick Ryan '98. Galloway will always remember you! *Please let your team know how much the Alumni Association appreciates your support for Merrick's Walk. 4 years ago

R&B Coley

R&B Coley

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kate Dinerman

Kate Dinerman

4 years ago

Jim Coley

Jim Coley

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Lexi Fields

Lexi Fields

DONATION: $10

4 years ago