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4th annual Wellness Walk brings community member for eating disorder awareness

People gathered at Cumberland Park today for the 4th annual Wellness Walk. This is an event put on by Round Table Wellness each year.

Posted: Sep 9, 2018 8:14 PM
Updated: Sep 9, 2018 11:48 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - People gathered at Cumberland Park today for the 4th annual Wellness Walk. This is an event put on by Round Table Wellness each year.

The goal is to bring awareness and support to those suffering from eating disorders in our community.

They are targeting kids of a young age. The National Eating Disorder Association said this is often the time when people develop dissatisfaction with their body.

“So we try to get as many younger kids out here as we can to help sort of start the body image body positivity and the body kindness campaign early,” said event organizer Anna Iacobazzi.

Walkers were encouraged to surround themselves with positivity and love as they walked in honor of this issue.

In this era of comparing yourself to others on social media, organizers emphasized the message of the day: Be real, Be kind, Be you.

Round Table Wellness is already working to push this message through to our phone screens.

“Because social media is so prominent we have worked ourselves with Instagram, Facebook to create different campaigns to embrace body kindness, body positivity and those sorts of messages,” she said.

While it was a chilly day for the event, she said they have never cancelled one of their Wellness Walk events, and they didn’t plan to this year either.

The proceeds go to a different local organization each year. This year, Bauer Family Resources will receive the funds.

Iacobazzi emphasizes that people struggling with eating disorders, or any kind of mental health issues, reach out to Round Table Wellness to help get them on the path to help.

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