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1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

Information about our 2016 walks will be announced in early 2016 — the walk is always held in early June, and we are excited to expand our walk locations again this year. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, you can read about the 2015 walks below.


June 6, 2015 in Boston, Sacramento, Atlanta, and in Your Community!  The International OCD Foundation will be hosting our 3rd Annual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Boston to help raise awareness for OCD and related disorders. In California, we are co-hosting the 2nd Annual Walk in Downtown Sacramento with our OCD Sacramento affiliate. And, we are proud to announce our newest walk in Atlanta, Georgia, to be co-hosted with our 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 raise awareness, hope, and funds to the support the important programs of the International OCD Foundations and our local affiliates.

Boston Logo3rd Annual Walk in Boston

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Jamaica Pond, Boston, MA

Click here to learn more and to register.

Sacramento Logo2nd Annual Walk in Sacramento

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Southside Park, Sacramento, CA

Click here to learn more and to register.

Atlanta Logo1st Annual Walk in Atlanta

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA

Click here to learn more and to register.

Virtual LogoWalk in Your Community

NOW through Saturday, June 6, 2015
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.

Click here to learn more and to register.

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.