Thank you for your support! Award winning singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette has announced that she will run the upcoming Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon (www.coastaltrailruns.com/bizz_johnson) in Susanville, California on October 11, 2009 to raise money for the National Eating Disorders Association (www.nationaleatingdisorders.org).
In 2008, Alanis embarked on a new health regime by shifting not only her diet, but her lifestyle as well. The plan she adopted focused mostly on nutrient awareness, finding other forms of comfort outside of food, and disease prevention: all of which collectively resulted in being healthier. While training for the marathon, Alanis decided she wanted to share her experience and, in partnering with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA),raise awareness around peoples’ often fraught relationship with food, exercise and their bodies. All proceeds raised will go to NEDA, who equip people with the information, support and tools necessary to help combat the dangers of eating disorders.
Said Alanis Morissette, “Using my body as an instrument (versus solely as an ornament) has helped me shift into a more consistent and empowered sense of well-being. This commitment to my athleticism has been a great gateway to a new lifestyle and relationship to food. The journey of training for this marathon has allowed me to view food as delicious fuel/medicine, as well as exercise as an incredible practice of self-care and attunement. I’m inspired to share this journey with others and support NEDA in continuing to raise awareness around the delicate relationship some of us have around food, our bodies, and exercise, and ultimately, ourselves."
Thank you for supporting Alanis Morissette as she raises awareness about eating disorders and funds to support NEDA!