IMG_2397

1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

June 6, 2015 in Boston, Sacramento, Atlanta, and in Your Community!

Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, June 6, 2015, for the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk. The International OCD Foundation will be hosting our 3rd annual flagship Walk in Boston. In California, we are co-hosting the 2nd Annual Walk in Downtown Sacramento with the OCD Sacramento affiliate. And, we are proud to announce our newest walk in Atlanta, Georgia. to be co-hosted with OCD Georgia affiliate!

Together with members of the OCD community across the country — including individuals with OCD, mental health professionals, friends, family members, coworkers, children, and even four-legged friends (dogs must be on a leash, of course) — we will walk to help us raise awareness for OCD and related disorders.

All walks will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015!

3rd Annual Walk in Boston Jamaica Pond, Boston, MA
2nd Annual Walk in Sacramento Southside Park, Sacramento, CA
1st Annual Walk in Atlanta Location to be announced soon.
Walk in Your Community We invite you to walk with other walkers in the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in spirit by becoming a virtual walker in your own community.

Walk registration will open on April 6, 2015, so please check back soon for more details!

Our Inspiration

In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles — or roughly one million steps — from his home in Cheyney, PA, to Boston, MA, in memory of his son Nathaniel. Nathaniel took his own life at just 24, after a long struggle with severe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and OCD. After Nathaniel’s death, Denis decided to embark on a pilgrimage to honor Nathaniel and to raise awareness about the disorder that stole his young son’s life. On June 5, 2012, Denis completed his walk in Boston, and was greeted by staff of the International OCD Foundation, as well as friends, family, and members of the OCD community at a rally honoring Denis and supporting OCD and BDD awareness. To carry on this tradition, the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk was created the following year in the same spirit of raising awareness, funds, and hope. It is in this spirit of hope that we invite you to join us.

Let’s see how many million steps we can collectively take for OCD if we all work together!

1 in 100 people in the US are living with OCD. And many of those people don’t have access to effective treatment. Help us change that. Take a step and be part of #1million4OCD.