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Hundreds take part in walk at Bellarmine University to raise awareness of eating disorders

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds of people gathered at Bellarmine University Saturday to take part in a walk in to raise awareness of eating disorders. 

Saturday's event was the fourth annual National Eating Disorder Association Walk to Save a Life.

Several speakers talked about about how they or loved ones were affected by anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating.

Treatment centers from across the region were on hand to talk with those who participated in today's walk.

Organizers say more treatment centers are needed-- especially locally.

"A very, very small percentage of any research goes into this field," said Melissa Cahill, who helped organize Saturday's event. "It is a very under served population of people."

More than 20 million people around the country suffer with eating disorders.

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