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Turn Adversity to Advocacy
Each year brings opportunities to raise awareness about BDD and OCD—the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Awareness 5K Walk, the Annual OCD Conference, and OCD Awareness Week. Each makes publicly visible these invisible brain disorders that cripple the lives of sufferers, their families, and friends. Collectively as a society, we are as healthy as the hardest hit of our members, so we’ve got work to do. To remove the stigma of brain disorders and to help cure them, we invite you to get involved: become a member of the International OCD Foundation, volunteer, attend an event, or make a donation.
1 Million Steps 4 OCD Awareness 5K Walk
The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Awareness Walk was created in 2013, the year after my pilgrimage from Cheyney, PA to Boston, MA in memory of Nathaniel. Like the original, this new walk event is to raise awareness, funds, and hope. This year, we want to see how many million steps we can walk for OCD awareness together.
Where: Jamaica Pond
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Registration Begins: 8:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:30 am
Walk Start time: 10:00 am
Category Archives: 2012 Walk
Recent Press Coverage: Two in-depth articles were written this fall about BDD and my walk this spring. The first appeared in the alumni magazine of my undergraduate Alma Mater, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. and the second in … Continue reading
“Night to Believe” event at the Sheraton Back Bay (My acceptance address for the Hero Award presented by the International OCD Foundation) On September 6 Denise Egan Stack, President of the IOCDF Board of Directors, called me to announce the … Continue reading
Words of appreciation! We are writing to express our sincerest thanks for supporting Denis’s recent “Walking With Nathaniel” pilgrimage to raise awareness about BDD and to provide essential funding for research into this devastating disorder. The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) … Continue reading
More News! After returning home from the amazing International IOCD Foundation Conference in Chicago (more on that later), we were pleased to see that The Philadephia Inquirer had run this piece written by Judy in today’s paper.