Chicago, IL NEDA Walk

Online Registration is now closed, but don't worry! You can still register at the walk! Donations will be accept through 11/15.

Event Details

Walk Venue: Diversey Harbor - Lincoln Park
Walk Location: 2601 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Walk Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Check In Time: 9am
Opening Ceremony: 10am
Walk End Time: 11am
Walk Fundraising Goal: $50,000
Contact: Jessica Hickman at walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org

Parking details: Free parking is available on Cannon Drive (first come, first served). Pay to park options are available near Lincoln Park Zoo and Diversey Driving Range.

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Online registrations closes at 2pm CT on Friday, 10/13. Didn't meet the deadline? You can still register at the walk!


Iskra Lawrence, AerieReal Role Model

Iskra Lawrence is a British model represented by JAG models in the Americas and Models1 in Europe. A champion of body diversity, Iskra has long been committed to improving the image of women in the media, having been told she was both “too big” for straight-size modeling and “not big enough” for plus-modeling. As Aerie's #AerieReal Role Model Iskra stars in unretouched intimates, loungewear and swim campaigns and tours universities across the USA to speak with students about body positivism. She is also a brand ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, creating the NEDA Inspires Award and working to generate awareness and support for individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Iskra is a guest author to many publications including SELF, Time and the Huffington Post. Iskra is committed to posting unretouched images on her social media channels and has launched her #IskrasArmy campaign to introduce compulsory self-care education for boys and girls in UK schools.


Gina Susanna

Gina Susanna is a body acceptance + body positivity advocate and eating disorder survivor. She is the founder of instagram account @nourishandeat and creator of the hashtag #embracethesquish, a movement aimed at normalizing body rolls and encouraging the acceptance and love of our so-called 'imperfections.' Talking about anxiety, depression, self love, and recovery, she posts uplifting quotes, only un-retouched photos, and debunks the myths of social media with "unflattering" real life body angles and side-by-side photoshop fails. Gina is a firm believer in the power of body positivity as it relates to ED recovery, and strives to be the influence she wishes she'd had when she was younger.


Jason Deng

Jason is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago with a passion for mental and physical health advocacy. As an undergrad, he led a physical health student group, trained peer supporters for an anonymous texting support network, and sat as a student representative on his school’s wellness advisory board. Currently, he is applying for research positions during his gap years before medical school.


Thank you to our sponsors

This sponsor section is to acknowledge the financial support of our sponsors. Neither this section nor any other listings or signage seen at the walk is intended in any way as an endorsement of the companies listed, their products or services.

Goal: $50,000
Amount Raised: $57,152

Participant Center 


  1. The Book Club - $6,291
  2. Moore Recovery - $3,911
  3. Cats with Confidence - $3,887
  4. ERC Strong - Team Lasting Recovery - $3,410
  5. Frew Crew Aftercare Goddesses - $3,395
  6. Scars to Our Beautiful - $2,430
  7. TK Trekkers 2017 - $1,460
  8. BSS Tars Remembering Michelle - $1,314
  9. ERC BETR Alumni - $1,255
  10. Walk Like a Duck - $1,220


  1. Bentley Hill - $4,330
  2. Sarah Goldstein - $2,642
  3. Shawn Oberholtzer - $1,535
  4. Dena Angela - $1,500
  5. Rebecca Schneider - $1,191
  6. Jennifer Ball - $936
  7. Jenny Smith - $924
  8. Gina S - $881
  9. Shannon Thomas - $810
  10. Emily Irwin - $680