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Frequently Asked Questions
My time is limited. Should I participate?
Yes! If everyone does just one thing, we can have a huge impact! There are many different ways you can make a difference in someone’s life without planning a big event. The Just One Thing list provides many quick and easy options. The NEDAwareness Resource and Planning Guide contains many ideas for impacting your community even if you only have two weeks to plan. You can plan your NEDAwareness Week events for a later date if you need to do so, and you can register your events year round!
When is the best time to start planning NEDAwareness Events?
The earlier the better, but it’s never too late! The Activities and Events Timeline available in the Get Involved section has tons of ideas to help you get started months in advance, or help you pull something together last minute.
Does it matter how large or small my community or campus is?
No. Eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction affect people from all walks of life. Whether you reach one person, a group of 10 people or 2,000 – every effort to raise awareness has an impact.
Are there speakers who are willing to make appearances during NEDAwareness event?
Yes. We have many individuals who participate as NEDAwareness Week Volunteer Speakers who will take requests to present to a group. Please note that these individuals may receive many requests for their time – especially during NEDAwareness Week. You can search for Volunteer Speakers by clicking here and selecting your state or city from the dropdown menu.
The scheduled week for NEDAwareness Week conflicts with other events on my calendar. Can I still participate?
Yes! The benefit of NEDAwareness Week is the national attention we garner when people across the country are hosting events at the same time of year. We encourage those who cannot commit to those dates to plan for another week that would better fit their community or university’s schedule. NEDAwareness Week resources are available to you all year round- simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and/or resources you would like to receive.