AUSTIN - As many as 250 people took a stand against eating disorders in a march organized by the National Eating Disorders Association.

The event took place at the Triangle in Central Austin Saturday morning. Before the walk began, speakers opened up about their experiences with eating disorders and their message was that full recovery is possible.

"An eating disorder is an illness it's not a choice. People don't choose to have them but we do choose to get better and hopefully at this walk we'll inspire a lot of people to make that choice of full recovery," said author Jenni Schaefer.

Local organizers were able to raise almost $10,000 for the cause. For more information, head to