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Merrick's Walk for EDIN 2016 Photo
Merrick's Walk for EDIN 2016 Photo
Merrick's Walk for EDIN 2016 Photo
Merrick's Walk for EDIN 2016 Photo
Merrick's Walk for EDIN 2016 Photo

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EVENT DATE: Oct 30, 2016

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

  • To raise awareness of eating disorders,
  • To remember those who have lost their battle with an eating disorder
  • To raise funds for the Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) and support our work to raise awareness, prevent eating disorders and promote healthy body image and positive self-esteem in children, youth and adults in the Atlanta community.  

The event began in 2001 in honor of Merrick Ryan, a 19-year old Galloway alum who died from complications of anorexia. The theme of this year’s Merrick’s Walk is “The Force is Within You.”  We choose this theme to highlight the importance of focusing less on outside appearances and more on one's inner strength.  For many who are struggling with an eating disorder the battle can feel nearly impossible, yet we want to share a message that there is hope and on October 30th, we're bringing a whole community of "heroes"  to combat eating disorders together!

 

It is possible to learn to love your body and to make peace with food. You have the strength to recover! Please join us in our mission prevent eating disorders, increase awareness and promote positive self-esteem.  

 

There will be prizes for the team and individual who raise the most money and prizes for the best individual and team costume.  Remember body positive costumes! 

Team Organizer's Photo

Joyas Voladoras

Amount Raised:

$1,420

Team Organizer's Photo

Team Norrie

Amount Raised:

$1,206

Team Organizer's Photo

Leah Johnson - Merrick's Wal...

Amount Raised:

$2,390

Team Organizer's Photo

Team Srochi

Amount Raised:

$1,129

Team Organizer's Photo

Friends of Merrick

Amount Raised:

$760

Team Organizer's Photo

EDIN Heroes

Amount Raised:

$750

Team Organizer's Photo

JustFalkenWalk

Amount Raised:

$675

Team Organizer's Photo

Nutrifit Team

Amount Raised:

$630

Team Organizer's Photo

Galloway Freshman

Amount Raised:

$585

Team Organizer's Photo

Dina's Divas

Amount Raised:

$250

Team Organizer's Photo

It Takes A Village

Amount Raised:

$105

Team Organizer's Photo

Atlanta iaedp

Amount Raised:

$50

Team Organizer's Photo

FLOW Training

Amount Raised:

$50