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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: 2013 Walk
It’s already two days after the walk (Monday, June 10) and I feel as if I am still in dreamland. Everything happened so fast. My Camino mind had difficulty adjusting to the new pace. However, the Friday night Terramia Restaurant … Continue reading
Robert Hordan, my host on Capitol Hill, and I rise early and do the hearty breakfast thing. He thinks I’m melting away and wants to beef me up. I think I have lost a few … Continue reading
What miracles a good night’s sleep (longer than usual last night) can do to frame the new day. Emily, Kendra and David’s daughter, is not the only early riser today. I joined in too. A Kendra Breakfast Special enhances my … Continue reading
The time allotted for sleep seems to be getting shorter and shorter. Late night blogging and early Camino office hours are burning the candle at both ends. Regardless, the journey must continue, and therefore, I’m on. This morning the Grady/Farquhars … Continue reading
This morning Judy and I wake up to the most beautiful of spring days–deep blue sky, no clouds, and mild temperatures (leaning slightly toward the cool). The morning light makes every detail in nature sparkle with freshness. Is this Washington? … Continue reading