Rochester hosted its first annual National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk on Sunday to support those with an eating disorder.
The walk kicked off at Seneca Park at the Longhouse Shelter on St. Paul Boulevard.
Rochester teamed up with NEDA and its national walk sponsor, Aerie, to make this walk possible.
The walk helped spread awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and building supportive local communities of recovery and hope.
Money raised from the walk will also help fund NEDA’s lifesaving programs designed to support people and families affected by eating disorders.
NEDA said eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.