We at the Center for OCD and Anxiety are thrilled that OCD Pennsylvania will be hosting a 1 Million Steps for OCD Walk in Pittsburgh on June 2nd, 2019 at 9am. The walk will take place on the Eliza Furnace Trail. If you’d like to sign up as a walker or donate to another walker’s cause, follow the link below:
Having OCD, or supporting a family member with OCD, can be an extremely isolating experience. The 1 Million Steps for OCD Walk provides the opportunity to join a community of thousands across the country, united by their shared experience of the devastating challenges and inspiring victories of a life with OCD. If you have been impacted by OCD, either personally or through a loved one, we encourage you to come out for this exciting event. It’s a great way to get more involved, build community, and raise awareness about OCD (and have some fun along the way!). What’s more, if you raise $25 or more will receive a stylish 1 Million Steps T-Shirt.
The first 1 Million Steps for OCD Walk took place in 2013. It was inspired by Denis Asselin who walked from his home in Cheyney, PA to Boston, MA to raise awareness after his son, Nathaniel, took his life at the age of 24 after a long struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. The growing numbers of participants each year is a sign of hope and support for those struggling with OCD and related disorders.