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. 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.
Each year, members of the OCD community from across the country — including individuals with OCD, mental health professionals, friends, family members, coworkers, children, and even four-legged friends (dogs must be on a leash, of course) — join together at the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk to raise awareness, hope, and funds to the support the important programs of the International OCD Foundations and our partnering Local Affiliates.
EVENT DATE: JUN 03, 2017
Where: Wakeham Park, 3400 Smalley Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
11am–1pm: Join us for picnics, icebreaker, and OCD community mingle events!
- Click “Register” and sign up as an individual walker and then choose to either create a Walk Team, join an existing Walk Team, or walk and fundraise on your own. Each registered walker will automatically get their own personal fundraising page to customize and share.
- Registration is completely free! However, all walkers who raise a minimum of $25 on their personal fundraiser by Monday, May 8th, 2017 will receive an official Walk T-shirt at the Walk on June 3rd. Make sure to customize your fundraising page to tell your unique story and then share it via email and social media with family, friends, and coworkers to have them join your team or donate to raise awareness and funds to support the OCD and related disorders community leading up to the event.
- Join and walk with us on June 3rd in Orange County and make sure to share your experience using social media and the hashtag #1Million4OCD.
Let’s see how far we can go!
(If you are unable to walk, but would like to donate to support the important programs of the International OCD Foundations and their partnering Local Affiliates, please click here)