News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 15, 2013

Walk to raise awareness of eating disorders

Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The National Eating Disorders Association will conduct its first Terre Haute NEDA Walk on the campus of Indiana State University on Saturday to raise awareness and funding to battle eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.

More than 30 million Americans struggle with eating disorders. These serious and life-threatening illnesses affect people from all walks of life — young, old, men, women, children, people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds and people with a variety of body shapes, weights and sizes.

“Nearly everyone knows someone suffering from an eating disorder,” said Melissa Grinslade, a counselor at Indiana State’s Student Counseling Center and Terre Haute walk coordinator.

“Join us to help families affected throughout the Wabash Valley to overcome these illnesses and continue research to find a cure.”

Grinslade said funds raised by the Terre Haute walk and others conducted nationwide will be used to support NEDA’s prevention, education and research of eating disorders.

The Terre Haute NEDA Walk will take place at the Michael Simmons Student Activity Center at Ninth and Spruce streets, beginning at 11 a.m.

To register, sponsor a walker, or donate to NEDA, visit neda.nationaleating

For more information about the walk, contact Grinslade at 812-237-3939 or via email at