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The Galloway School & Chastain Park

215 W. Wieuca Rd NW

Atlanta, GA 30342

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Merrick’s Walk for EDIN is an annual festival that is held in honor of Merrick Ryan, who passed away in 2000 of complications from anorexia. She was only 19 years old when her life was ended prematurely by this terrible illness. Merrick was an alumna of The Galloway School and was a freshman at Bates College in Maine when she passed away. She was a true treasure to all of those who knew her and she will be remembered forever with love. EDIN partners with The Galloway School every year to host a walk in her memory and to raise awarness for eating disorders in our Atlanta communities. Come and join us for this amazing festival on October 21st at The Galloway School!



Merrick's Walk for EDIN has a threefold purpose:

  • To raise awareness of eating disorders.
  • To remember those who have lost their battle with an eating disorder.
  • To raise funds for the Eating Disorders Information Network (EDIN) and its prevention programs in schools and the communites of Atlanta.


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What time does the walk start?

Festivities begin at 1:00 P.M. and the walk will begin at 2:00 P.M.

Are There Any Activities To Do Before The Walk?

Absouletly! There will be booths set up around the festival and each booth will have an interactive activity for all ages. There will also be a warm-up stretch and a mindful moment before the walk begins a 2:00 P.M.

Do I get a T-Shirt?

Of course you do! T-Shirts are included with your registration fee. Don't forget to indicate the size(s) you need for each person being registed at the bottom of your registration page.

Is The Event In The Same Location As Last Year?

Merricks Walk 2018 is being held at The Galloway School like last year, however the event is going to be in a new location on the campus. Please follow the signs you will find throughout The Galloway School's parking lot to this years new location.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We will be gathering for pre-walk festivites behind The Galloway School on the blue courts. There is parking in The Galloway School's lot and along the side of West Wieuca Road. Please follow signs from the parking lot to this years new location.

What can I bring into the event?

It has rained in years' past, so maybe bring a poncho or a raincoat, if necessary. There will be drinks and snacks provided. Well behaved pups are of course always welcome!

King of Pops is joining us this year, so bring some cash if you would like to enjoy any frozen treats!

October Extras

Costumes are welcome and encouraged!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at info@myedin.org with any questions.

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The Galloway School & Chastain Park

215 W. Wieuca Rd NW

Atlanta, GA 30342

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