iaedp Tampa chapter


Presenting McCall Dempsey of Southern Smash : Listen to her Story and Learn about Living a Vulnerable Life in Recovery

Saturday December 2nd, 2017

Rusty Pelican

2425 North Rocky Point Drive

Tampa, FL 33607


Sponsored by:

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McCall Dempsey, founder of Southern Smash, is an eating disorder survivor and passionate recovery advocate.  After a 15-year battle, McCall sought treatment in December 2010. Since then she has made eating disorder awareness and prevention her life’s work and passion.

McCall travels the country, sharing her story of hope and healing with audiences everywhere. From high school auditoriums to treatment centers to corporate meetings, her message of authenticity and embracing your inner-uniqueness transcends all ages.

McCall also writes the popular blog, Loving Imperfection.  Her writing has been featured in various national print and online publications, including Women’s Health Online.  She has also appeared on HuffPostLive.com multiple times.

A Louisiana native, McCall now resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with her husband, Jordan, and is the proud mother of two precious children, Manning (5) and Marjorie (2). 

She will be sharing her story with us as well as helping sufferers learn to live an authentic and vulnerable life in recovery.

2nd Annual celebrating everyBODY Walk 
Tampa, FL
March 4, 2018

Make an Impact In OUR Community!

Join The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, in partnership with iaedp Tampa Bay, for the 2nd annual “celebrating everyBODY: a walk for eatingdisorders awareness.”

More than 350 individuals attended last year’s walk, raising much needed funds for our local community. Help us continue to raise awareness and offer direct support to those struggling with eating disorders.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: Registration begins at 9:00 am
Location: Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL
Why: To raise awareness and education of eating disorders,
and spread the message of hope and recovery.

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Register for the Tampa Walk

Announcing Jenni Schaefer as our Guest Speaker for the TAMPA celebrating everyBODY Walk!!

The Alliance is so thrilled to announce that Jenni Schaefer, Author of, “Life Without ED”, “Goodbye Ed, Hello Me”, and “Almost Anorexic”,  will be our guest speaker at our TAMPA celebrating everyBODY walk on March 4, 2018.

About Jenni:

Jenni Schaefer is the National Recovery Advocate of Eating Recovery Centers Family Institute and an internationally known writer and speaker whose work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders. She’s the bestselling author of “Life Without Ed”, “Goodbye Ed, Hello Me” and “Almost Anorexic”. A book about subclinical eating disorders in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. She has been featured as an expert in a wide range of media including shows like Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil and in publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times. Her first book Life Without Ed was released in the 10th anniversary edition as well as an audio book. Jenni is also chair of the Ambassadors Council of the National Eating Disorders Association and in accomplished singer/songwriter living in Austin, Texas.


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Join us for our first “Give Back “ fundraiser for the Celebrate EveryBody Walk!

Where: Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt
When: Saturday December 16, 2017
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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Flapjack Fundraiser for the Celebrate EveryBody Walk!

Where: Applebee’s 10606 Sheldon Rd. Tampa
When: Saturday February 10, 201
Time: 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Details on the Walk here!