We Invite You to Join Our Team

OCD Delaware United

Saturday June 1, 2019

The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center, LLC is excited to announce the formation of our team, OCD Delaware United, as a participant in this wonderful event. Register to join our team and walk with us at https://support.iocdf.org/event/philadelphia-1-million-steps-4-ocd-walk/e229592, or simply make a donation to the International OCD Foundation on behalf of our team. 


9:00 am: Check-in and pick up your walk t-shirt

9:30 am: Opening Remarks & Walk Start

11:30 am: Post -walk food, conversation, and information

1:30 pm: Closing Ceremony


Meeting Place: The 2019 Philadelphia area 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk will start and end at the Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center (AATC), 112 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.


Walk Route: From AATC, we will walk 3 blocks to the beautiful "Cynwyd Heritage Trail" in Bala Cynwyd. Participants can walk as far as they wish. Most walkers walk between 1.5 and 2 miles, but participants can walk longer or shorter distances, if desired.  Our walk is a rain or shine event!


WHY WE WALK

In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles — or roughly one million steps — from his home in Cheyney, Pennsylvania to Boston, Massachusetts 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. After Nathaniel’s death, Denis decided to embark on a pilgrimage to honor Nathaniel and to raise awareness about the disorder that stole his young son’s life. On June 5, 2012, Denis completed his walk in Boston, and was greeted by staff of the International OCD Foundation, as well as friends, family, and members of the OCD community at a rally honoring Denis and supporting OCD and BDD awareness. 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.


The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk provides a supportive community, increases awareness, and raises funds for the IOCDF and its Local Affiliates, enabling them to continue their mission.


Onsite registration is available as well!