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Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

February 29, 2016 11:30 ET

Former Miss America to Speak at Phoenix National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Walk

Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008 and National Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate, to Share About Her Recovery From an Eating Disorder and Provide Hope for Those Struggling

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - February 29, 2016) - Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, national eating disorders awareness advocate, and community relations specialist for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, is a guest speaker at the upcoming Phoenix NEDA Walk, Sunday, March 6, at the Phoenix Zoo.

Haglund will speak on the topic of "Finally Free: Compassion, Community and Courage in the Fight Against Eating Disorders." During her talk, she will also share her story of recovery from an eating disorder.

"Eating Disorders affect 30 million men and women in this country, and those individuals should not be living in the shadows," said Haglund. "At this walk, we come together to show we are not alone, to celebrate life, and applaud the many who with courage, choose recovery and find life-long freedom from these issues."

NEDA walks around the country serve to educate affected individuals and their families, while raising vital funds in the fight against eating disorders. Timberline Knolls is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Phoenix Walk.

Details of the Phoenix NEDA walk include:

Walk Venue: Phoenix Zoo
Walk Location: 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Walk Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Check In Time: 6:00 AM
Opening Ceremony: 6:45 AM 
Walk End Time: 9 AM

Schedule of Events

6-6:45am Check in/registration, live entertainment by DJ J-Zar
6:45-7am Yoga warm-up
7-7:30am 1 mile walk around zoo
7:30-8:15am Guest speakers, activities and refreshments
8:15-9am Tribute, raffles and awards, closing ceremony

For more information on the walk, visit:

About Kirsten Haglund:

Originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan, Kirsten Haglund had the honor of serving as Miss America 2008. During that time, she served as Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network and was a tireless advocate for eating disorder awareness. She is now a proud NEDA Ambassador, Community Relations Specialist for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, and TV personality, frequently appearing on Fox News, Huff Post Live and other networks to comment on youth in politics and women's health issues. She also founded the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, whose mission is to fundraise to provide treatment scholarships to assist families and individuals battling eating disorders.

About Timberline Knolls:

Timberline Knolls is a leading private residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls (ages 12 - 65+) with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders. Located in suburban Chicago, residents receive excellent clinical care from a highly trained professional staff on a picturesque 43-acre wooded campus. For more information on Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, call us at 877.257.9611. We are also on Facebook -- Timberline Knolls, LinkedIn -- Timberline Knolls, and Twitter -- @TimberlineToday.

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