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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 3, 2017
Registration Begins: 8:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:30 am
Walk Start time: 10:00 am
Category Archives: 2012 Walk
The Impact of the Walk Continues A friend and former colleague of Judy’s, Brennan Barnard, wrote a beautiful reflection on his time walking with me in early June towards the end of the walk. It appeared in the New Hampshire Concord Monitor … Continue reading
Resources Many people have contacted us during and after the walk to ask how they can get help for their own struggles with BDD, or for a family member. Below are the places we have found in our search for … Continue reading
Post Camino Wind Down After all the excitement, Carrie has settled into her new apartment in Boston, and Denis and Judy are both finally at home. The house feels very big and very quiet. Having pet the cats and bunny, … Continue reading
More to Come! Webmaster’s note: Denis is hobnobbing with high school classmates in New York this weekend (he drove the car, which must have felt odd) at a long anticipated reunion at his old boarding school; hence, no blog today, … Continue reading
Rally Remarks (Watch the Video footage here) A big thank you goes to many different people and organizations. I’m somewhat at a loss as to where to start. Let me begin with the founders of the feast of the Camino … Continue reading