Frequently Asked Questions
What is the M.O.M. March?
The M.O.M. (Mothers and Others) March is a historic unification of moms, families, advocates, those struggling and recovering, professionals, and organizations dedicated to eating disorders and related issues, collaboratively marching together on our Nation’s Capitol.
What is the purpose of the M.O.M. March?
The mission of the M.O.M. March is both simple and powerful: raise awareness of the prevalence, stigma, and devastating consequences of eating disorders; unite people from around the globe to advocate for those affected by eating disorders; honor those who have lost a loved one to an eating disorder; celebrate those who have struggled and recovered, and educate Congress in order to influence federal policy related to eating disorders.
Who should come to the M.O.M. March?
Everyone who is interested in using their voice to raise awareness of and influence policy surrounding eating disorders. This includes but is not limited to: mothers, fathers, sufferers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandfathers, professionals, advocates, etc. We welcome all!
Who is organizing the M.O.M. March?
Mothers Against Eating Disorders (MAED), The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, The Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action (EDC)
What is Lobby Day?
The EDC brings advocates together twice a year for National Lobby Day. This year Lobby Day is being organized with the M.O.M. March and will be dedicated to moms and families. Lobby Day is the most effective way to educate Members of Congress and push for important policy goals like the #AnnasLaw - Training, Treatment, and Truth in Advertising. Join us for EDC National Lobby Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC where your voice makes a difference in the lives of those affected by eating disorders. By addressing eating disorders at the Federal level, you have the opportunity to help everyone impacted by eating disorders. You will learn to tell your story and share your experience in a way that leaves a notable impact on Members of Congress and staff. We need YOU to be part of these efforts. Come join us on October 28, 2015.
Where to Stay
We recommend booking your rooms early as Washington DC can be very busy this time of year.
This link provides a listing of available hotels and rates.
The March is located on the west lawn of the Capitol in close proximity to the Metro and Union Station. For those on a tighter budget it is possible to stay outside DC and take the train or Metro to the March.
We look forward to UNITING on the HILL!
Make your reservations early.