Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association Sponsors Walk For Awareness
This Saturday, The Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association is sponsoring a walk in Oklahoma City in an effort to increase awareness and decrease stigma surrounding eating disorders.
Over 30 million people in the U.S. experience some form of clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their lives, which can lead to severe physical illness and death. But, only 10 percent of those who experience an eating disorder in their life seek treatment.
“Most of these men and women suffer in silence and do not seek treatment either due to lack of awareness or lack of access to viable treatment options,” the organization said in a news release.
“The Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association is dedicated to the prevention of disordered eating, eating disorders and negative body image by raising awareness, providing education and serving as the leading resource of support and identification of treatment resources throughout Oklahoma.”
The walk will begin at 9:30 at the Chesapeake Boathouse and is expected to last around two hours.