"...to whom much is given, of him much is expected..."
I am incredibly grateful for my community. As a born and raised Rochesterian, my roots run deep. Growing up in the farm country on the outskirts of the Finger Lakes, attending college at Nazareth, and now, living in the village of Fairport, I have received so much from this place I am fortunate enough to call home. I believe in the power of giving back to causes that set your soul on fire, For me, that's a few causes very close to my heart and it's a great honor to give back to them.
Proud to support:
In January of 2019, I joined the committee for the first-ever Rochester National Eating Disorders Association Walk. I led the public relations efforts and through many efforts, we raised more than $25,000.00 for NEDA and over 400 participants stepped up to make a difference.
30 million Americans of all backgrounds will struggle with an eating disorder in their lifetime, but no one needs to fight these illnesses alone. That's why I decided to give back to a cause so important to me. You see, I am a part of that statistic.
In 2010 I admitted myself into a local partial rehabilitation program and began the fight of my life against anorexia-nervosa. Today, I stand on the winning side of recovery and chose to escape the bondage of my eating disorder. I volunteer so that others can do the same.
Special thanks to all of the media who provided coverage for this event: