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Walking to help people affected by eating disorders across Greater Lafayette

The fourth annual RoundTable Wellness Walk is Sunday to bring awareness and support to those affected by eating disorders

Posted: Sep. 7, 2018 12:21 PM
Updated: Sep. 9, 2018 11:49 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Roundtable Wellness organizers are taking steps to build awareness for people affected by eating disorders on Sunday. The Greater Lafayette community is invited to help out.

For the fourth year in a row, the Roundtable Wellness  organization is hosting its annual walk Sunday. This effort helps build awareness and support for those impacted across Greater Lafayette.

After the walk, there will be snacks, face painting, music and a silent auction. Workers want to empower adults and children by creating strong ties within the community.

"We have people who reach out with eating disorders and body image concerns and disordered eating concerns at least once a day," said Business Development and Site Director Anna Iacobazzi. "We are working as hard as we can to figure out the best way to help them and offer additional resources if by chance Rountable is unable to help them."

The walk is a time to promote size diversity, body acceptance and a healthier body image for all ages. The mission is to fight against the diet culture and unrealistic expectations.

"We talk about being kind to everyone else and it's so important that people take the time to be kind to themselves whether it's what they're thinking about and speaking about themselves," said Iacobazzi. "That's really the message we're trying to portray this year."

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Bauer Family Resources. An organization strengthening children and families. They are teaching kids to be kind and true to themselves to give hope for change in the future.

The two mile walk starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 9 at Cumberland Park. You can sign up online here  by Saturday, Sep 8 at 11:59 p.m. Or you can register the day off the walk.

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