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We are less than one month away from the 1st annual 1 Million+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk, and we have already raised over $22,000 towards our goal!  If you have already registered to walk or have donated, THANK YOU for your amazing fundraising efforts.

We just have a few weeks left to meet (and hopefully, exceed) our goal, though, so if you haven’t yet signed up — now is the time! Whether you can make it to Boston on June 8th, or you can join us remotely by walking in your own community — we want you to be a part of this event.

Jamaica Pond, Boston

In Boston, we are hoping to have at least 300 walkers join us on June 8th, so we can show the OCD community’s strength in numbers.  The IOCDF staff went on a site visit to the walk location earlier this week, and we are more excited than ever. Jamaica Pond is absolutely beautiful right now, with bright green grass and trees, flowers blooming, birds chirping… it is truly the perfect spot for the walk, and we know everyone will have a wonderful time on the day of the event. There are lovely park benches to rest on, plenty of places for a post-walk picnic, plus restrooms, drinking fountains, and scenic views wherever you look.

Recognizing Your Efforts

Since this is the first event of its kind for the IOCDF,  we wanted to give back something to those who are working diligently to walk and raise money for the IOCDF. To recognize and thank all of our walkers — both in Boston and those who are walking in their own communities — we will have awards for:

  • Largest Walk Team at the Boston Walk
  • Top Fundraiser at the Boston Walk
  • Top “Virtual” Fundraiser
  • Top Fundraising Team

This is our way of saying thank you and acknowledging all of your efforts to make this inaugural event a huge success.   Awards will be announced during the closing ceremonies of the Boston Walk and posted online the same day.

And, as an incentive to attend the walk in Boston on June 8th, we are holding a raffle for those who can attend the Boston Walk.  For every $50 raised walkers will receive a ticket to be entered into a raffle, with awesome prizes including 4 Brooks Sports gift cards valued at $200 each, which you can use towards new running shoes or apparel, as well as prizes from local businesses and sponsors.  What a great way to help the IOCDF and enter a drawing for a cool prize! Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase on the day of the walk.

Walk T-Shirt

All walkers who raise at least $50 will also get a limited edition walk T-shirt! Boston walkers will receive their shirts on the day of the walk, and virtual walkers will be mailed their shirts. Check out the awesome design, by our very own Fran Harrington.

Are you “in for 1 million” steps?

There is still plenty of time for you to be a part of this event!

  • Register online at iocdf.org/walkBoston. You can register on your own, or create a team to walk and fundraise with.
  • We will also have on-site registration on the day of the event starting at 8am, for those who want to take part in the walk but do not wish to fundraise online.
  • And please bring your friends and family to walk on in Boston on June 8th, so we can show Boston just how strong this community is.

Join us in Boston on June 8, 2013, as we take 1 Million+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness!

Visit iocdf.org/walk to learn more.

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