Chicago, IL NEDA Walk

Event Details

Walk Venue: Diversey Harbor - Lincoln Park
Walk Location: 2601 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Walk Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Check In Time: 9am
Opening Ceremony: 10am
Walk End Time: 11:30am
Walk Fundraising Goal: $50,000
Contact: Jessica Hickman at jhickman@nationaleatingdisorders.org

Register and raise $100 by 8/30 to receive this special "hope" bracelet!

Join our event on Facebook and spread the word!

Online registrations closes at 2pm CT on Friday, 10/12. Didn't meet the deadline? You can still register at the walk!


Melissa Rocchi, LCPC, ATR, CEO of Aloria Health

Melissa Rocchi is the dreaming force inspiring and leading Aloria Health. For the past decade Melissa helped develop the clinical programming and worked as an administrator and therapist at a nationally recognized and respected facility specializing in eating disorders and other co-occurring disorders. Melissa is dedicated to helping people feel and experience hope again and was the impetus in establishing Aloria Health. Melissa’s experience has inspired her to establish groundbreaking care and attract a national team of renowned clinicians that provide expert clinical treatment, as well as exceptional customer service. The client-based model at Aloria Health is garnered from listening and responding to our clients and acting with purpose and feeling. As CEO, Melissa is dedicated to empowering her team and clients to create change and learn that recovery is not illusive. Transformation is possible and that we all have the potential to heal.


Dena Angela

Dena is an aspiring author who strongly values service and empathy. She is originally from Southern California, but feels equally at home in Chicago, where most of her eating disorder treatment took place.  Dena shares her personal journey online in hopes of raising awareness and lessening isolation for individuals living with chronic physical and mental illnesses. Her work has been featured in Women's Health magazine, Self magazine, HelloGiggles, and HerCampus. The things that make her most happy are painting, writing, and dogs.


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: $60,000
Amount Raised: $27,124

Participant Center 


  1. I Shannon You - $2,090
  2. Club h2o - $1,955
  3. Frew Crew Aftercare Mermaids - $1,455
  4. Recover(ing) - $995
  5. E.D. is DEAD!! - $855
  6. Erin's Team - $850
  7. Scars to Our Beautiful - $730
  8. Mind Body Co-op - $590
  9. Bella and Nicole's Team - $535
  10. Team Sunshine - $475


  1. Katie Ringler - $2,500
  2. Shannon Thomas - $2,040
  3. Meghan Richardson - $1,900
  4. Rebecca Schneider - $1,065
  5. Anna Fry - $700
  6. Heather Elrod - $625
  7. Sandy Okonski - $600
  8. Deb Westergaard - $570
  9. Shawn Oberholtzer - $555
  10. Rebecca Cords - $510