Walking with Nathaniel South
My new pilgrimage will include stops at several Friends school (Wilmington, Baltimore, Sandy Spring, and Sidwell), The OCD Clinic @ John Hopkins University Hospital, The Behavioral Therapy Center of Greater Washington, The National Institute of Mental Health, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The National Alliance of Mental Illness, The OCD Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Catholic University of America, and government offices on Capitol Hill. I will share Nathaniel’s story and raise awareness and funds for OCD/BDD as part of the International OCD Foundation’s 1000,000+ Steps 4 OCD Awareness Campaign.
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1 Million + Steps 4 OCD Awareness 5K Walk
Denis is setting out on another pilgrimage, and we are inviting all of you to walk along — helping us raise money for the foundation, and more importantly, raising awareness about OCD and related disorders along the way. This year, we want to see how many million steps we can walk for OCD awareness together.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Jamaica Pond, Boston, MA
Category Archives: Walk
My hosts Ann and Richard prove to be–as has been my experience this whole trip–warm, welcoming, and generous with their attention to my needs. For dinner we feast on a grand salad to inaugurate the summer. I sleep well, but … Continue reading
A delicious Saturday night dinner at Tony and Bruce Evans with guests Trish Cope and friend Ron sets me up well for today’s 13.5-mile walk between two springs–Sandy to Silver Springs, MD. (The former actually has a spring.) However, I’m … Continue reading
Random Reflections Today is an unconditional gift—no walking! I bathe in the freedom from movement and no requirements. Toni and Bruce sense my deep appreciation of the gifts I now enjoy. I sit outside their lovely home, on a wooden … Continue reading
In consideration of my 2:00 appointment at Sandy Spring Friends School, I head out bright and early by 6:30. A seven-hour cushion of time for a 20+ mile walk sounds right to me. The Bob Evans restaurant is open for … Continue reading
Today’s challenges are straightforward: 1. Stay sufficiently hydrated in temperatures in the 90s and pay close attention to the body’s overall performance in the heat. 2. Avoid too many detours–today’s route already promises to be in the 20-mile range. 3. … Continue reading