Lake Effect Series Roundup

Lindsay at Lean Green Bean is putting together a pinterest post.  I don’t do a lot of link ups but this was another great way to bring more awareness to eating disorders and the fundraising campaign.  As most people know, my next goal race, the Lake Effect Half Marathon is being run for charity.  The charity Ophelia’s Place, is an inpatient eating disorder center.  My goal is to raise 2000 dollars by February 23rd.  I cannot believe it is getting so close! I know I say in every post related to the Lake Half Marathon and Lake Effect Series but the amount of support whether it’s through comments or sharing your story, donating or sharing…the amount of support is absolutely great.  It does not feel as though I have

It’s hard to see such a dangerous topic get little awareness.  I can’t tell you how many people have sent me an email or message thanking me for creating this series or bringing a little bit more awareness.  It honestly isn’t me, it’s the entire community.  So thank you.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected such a powerful rally.

I’m exactly 400 dollars away from my huge goal of raising 2000 dollars!  If you are interested in sharing or donating, please don’t hesitate.  I know Ophelia’s Place would put it to get great use. 

Here are five stories I decided to reshare.  You can read all of them here.

Disordered Eating and Blogging

The writer suffered from disordered eating and what is normal.  After shutting down their blog and realizing they were comparing themselves they have fully recovered.


A Sisters Point of View

The writer shares about her sister who suffered from an eating disorder.  It is a unique viewpoint, often times we hear from the person diagnosed but reading about how it affected the family is also truly heartbreaking.



The writer shares her story to binging and purging her food.  “I had always sworn to myself that I would NEVER stoop low enough to vomit, but it was inevitable.”


Binge Eating-

A collegiate runner shares her struggle with binge eating.  After several years and constant yo yo dieting, she was able to fully recover and are now training for a 5k.



Laura talks about her struggles with life and how stress related to her disordered eating.

If you are interested in sharing your story, please don’t hesitate to email me.  No story is too strong, too powerful, too vague, too short or too long.  I can guarantee you someone has felt the same way.

Question for you: What causes or charities are close to your heart?


  1. I like to focus on AIDS awareness and political causes like women’s and LGBTQ rights.

  2. My son has a mild form of Tourette’s. We’ve been able to control it with diet and meds. It was very educational to learn about the syndrome. I raised money for Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness one year for Shamrock.

  3. A coworker (and dear friend) of mine has two boys with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. Its extremely rare form her to conceive two children with this disease. There currently is no cure, and life expectancy is teens to early 20s. Even if a cure is found, the damage the disease has done is irreversible. It is cause near and dear to my heart.

  4. I run with an organization called IRUN4MICHAEL and I’m paired up with a little girl with CDKL5 disorder. We were matched through this amazing group on FB and my life is forever changed. CDKL5 is a neurological disorder that causes autism and seizures. I hope to someday raise money for her and all those suffering from the disease.

  5. Eating disorders, breast cancer, and childhood cancer are all near and dear at the moment. Thank you for raising money and awareness for the first hun!

  6. I like supporting charities for ovarian cancer and brain cancer. I had family members die of both, and it seems like both diseases are very overlooked. I’ve never seen much awareness for either, unlike breast cancer and now prostate cancer.

    I have enjoyed reading the posts though and think it’s great you’re spreading ED awareness. It’s a very big thing in the blog world.

  7. You really used this pin it party for the best Hollie. You covered topics that are so important, but others may not think about posting. You are such a wonderful, thoughtful person. Good reads, and important too!

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