The International OCD Foundation Celebrates 30-Years of Hope, Inspiration and Community during its Then & Now Party

Friday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

BOSTON, September 19, 2016 — Celebrate the International OCD Foundation’s 30th anniversary and join us for an eighties themed party in Boston to honor the founders and key contributors that have contributed to the organization’s success. The night will begin with an awards program followed by a rockin’ party complete with a photo booth, full bar, disc jockey, and dancing featuring favorite hit songs from the 1980s.

All are welcome. This event is open to the public with the goal of creating a widespread community of supporters, families, patients, and providers to end the stigma against OCD and its related disorders.

The International OCD Foundation will honor Patricia Perkins, Dr. Wayne Goodman, Dr. Michael Jenike, and Joy Kant with the Founders Award for their courage, leadership, and pivotal roles during the Foundation’s early beginnings and their service to the OCD community at large. The program will also feature appearances from IOCDF spokespeople Elizabeth McIngvale, Ethan Smith, and Jeff Bell.

Tickets for the entire evening are $86 per person, and for those just interested in the party (including two drink vouchers), tickets can be purchased for $30 per person. The event will kick-off at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 in the auditorium of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley Street, Boston, Mass. Patron ticket holders will have access to the awards program and will also be offered small plates and an open bar until 8 p.m. After which, Party ticket holders will join the festivities, and dessert and dancing will continue until 10:30 p.m. in the hall, which is a smaller replica of Symphony Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Ticket sales benefit the International OCD Foundation.

About the International OCD Foundation

OCD affects some 3 million adults in the United States and as many as a half million children and teens. Though OCD has no known cure, its symptoms — which include obsessions and compulsions so severe they interfere with individuals’ everyday lives — can be effectively managed through such treatments as cognitive behavioral therapies, including exposure and response prevention (ERP) and medication.

The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them. Based in Boston, the IOCDF has affiliates in 22 states and territories, as well as 11 Global Partners. For more information please visit


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