1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

Boston, Sacramento, Atlanta, Houston, and in Your Community!

Each year, members of the OCD community from 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) — join together at the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk to raise awareness, hope, and funds to the support the important programs of the International OCD Foundations and our partnering Local Affiliates.

The Walk began in 2013 with the flagship event in Boston, and has since expanded to 4 cities around the United States, as well as countless communities across the globe. See below for details about all of our walks, including how to start a walk in your hometown if there is not a walk near you.

5th Annual Walk in Boston

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Jamaica Pond, Boston, MA

Register Today!

4th Annual Walk in Northern California

Saturday, June 10, 2017 New Date!
California State Capital, Sacramento, CA

Co-hosted by OCD SF Bay Area & OCD Sacramento

Register Today!

3rd Annual Walk in Atlanta

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA

Co-hosted by OCD Georgia

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2nd Annual Walk in Houston

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Houston, TX, Exact location TBD

Co-hosted by OCD Texas

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5th Annual Virtual Walk — In Your Community!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 through Saturday June 10th, 2017
We invite you to create your own grassroots Virtual Walk in your neighborhood, town, or city and to join the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in spirit by becoming a Virtual Walker in your own community.

Register Today!

Our Inspiration

Denis & NathanielIn 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.

Take a step and be part of #1Million4OCD.

Let’s see how far we can go!