1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk

OCD Walk

One Million Steps
for OCD Walk

OCD Walk Organized By the International OCD Foundation

One Million Steps for OCD Walk is an annual event that brings together members of the OCD and related disorders community nationwide to challenge stigma, raise funds, and create awareness about what it really means to have obsessive compulsive disorder.

Registration for the 2023 OCD Walks taking place

across the country will open in early April!

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One Million Steps for OCD Walk

OCD Walk Organized By the International OCD Foundation

Registration for the 2023 OCD Walks taking place

across the country will open in early April!

One Million Steps for OCD Walk is an annual event that brings together members of the OCD and related disorders community nationwide to challenge stigma, raise funds, and create awareness about what it really means to have obsessive compulsive disorder.

1 Millions Steps 4 OCD Walk Footprint Logo
One Million Steps for OCD Walk text
OCD Walk Organized By the International OCD Foundation

Registration for the 2023 OCD Walks taking place

across the country will open in early April!

One Million Steps for OCD Walk is an annual event that brings together members of the OCD and related disorders community nationwide to challenge stigma, raise funds, and create awareness about what it really means to have obsessive compulsive disorder.

Why We Walk

Resources/Support

Support

Shorten the time to proper diagnosis, improve access to treatment, and increase the number of trained therapists.

Education

Education

Provide education about what OCD and related disorders actually are through our websites, Advocate Program, and Anxiety in the Classroom initiative.

Respect

Inspire

Engage the entire OCD and related disorders community to advocate and educate in order to reduce stigma!

Walk in Your Local Community!

Walks co-hosted by the IOCDF and its nationwide Affiliates will take place across the country in June and October. Join us in person in your community or walk virtually to help those impacted by OCD and related disorders have access to effective treatment and can live full and productive lives.

Registration for the 2023 OCD Walks will open in April!

Walk in Your Local Community!

Walks co-hosted by the IOCDF and its nationwide Affiliates will take place across the country in June and October. Join us in person in your community or walk virtually to help those impacted by OCD and related disorders have access to effective treatment and can live full and productive lives.

Registration for the 2023 OCD Walks will open in April!

Sponsor the 2023 OCD Walk Program!

The IOCDF will once again offer sponsorship opportunities that provide National visibility, as well as local visibility at the flagship Boston Walk. OCD Walk sponsors are promoted in a variety of mediums, including*:

  • Registration pages for the 30+ national OCD Walks
  • Flyers (digital and print)
  • Marketing emails
  • Social media
  • OCD Walk T-shirts (an attendee favorite!)
  • Promotional giveaways
  • Emcee recognition
  • Inclusion in press materials

...and more!

*Eligibility based on sponsorship level. Higher-visibility sponsorships are limited in quantity and opportunities are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2023 Prospectus will be available soon!

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Sponsor the 2023 OCD Walk Program!

The IOCDF will once again offer sponsorship opportunities that provide National visibility, as well as local visibility at the flagship Boston Walk. OCD Walk sponsors are promoted in a variety of mediums, including*:

  • Registration pages for the 30+ national OCD Walks
  • Flyers (digital and print)
  • Marketing emails
  • Social media
  • OCD Walk T-shirts (an attendee favorite!)
  • Promotional giveaways
  • Emcee recognition
  • Inclusion in press materials
    ...and more!

*Eligibility based on sponsorship level. Higher-visibility sponsorships are limited in quantity and opportunities are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2023 Prospectus will be available soon!

Our Inspiration

Denis & Nathaniel

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 One Million Steps for 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.

Embracing uncertainty, one step at a time!

Our Inspiration

Denis & Nathaniel

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.

Embracing uncertainty, one step at a time!