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The 2nd Annual 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Houston was a huge success! We had almost 100 participants attend the Walk on Saturday, June 3rd and would like to express our thanks to those who were able to make it and the many others who donated or helped to spread the word!

Participation in this annual event is always great reminder that we, in Houston and nationally, are a part of an amazing community. The 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk is also an important part of paying tribute to the memory and legacy of the Asselin family, who began this pilgrimage back in 2012 and thanks to your generous fundraising efforts, have raised over $6,500 from the Houston Walk for programs at the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and OCD Texas that help everyone affected by OCD and related disorders.

We are so very grateful to all who made this event a success!

Thank you to everyone involved!
We would like to give a special thanks to this year’s grand marshal, Thröstur Björgvinsson, who gave a rousing heartfelt speech at opening ceremonies to kick-start the walk around Stude Park. The new walk location went over well with returning participants, who welcomed the cool breezes off the bayou while following the 1.5 mile loop.
For those who participated with us last year, you may recall the event was postponed due to significant flooding in Houston. We were all thankful to be spared in Houston this year! We also had the opportunity to include additional walk sites across the state! We were joined in Austin for their first a Grassroots Virtual Walk, which was quite a success. Dallas would have been another new host site last weekend, if not for their experiencing significant flooding. Dallas will now be holding their walk on Saturday, June 10th at the Pavilion at Boy Scout Hill.


We are grateful to our wonderful sponsors who helped make the Walk possible:
  • Spectrum Designs Foundation
  • Houston OCD program
  • Newberry Architecture
  • Austin Anxiety & Behavioral Health Services
  • Austin-Houston OCD & Anxiety Project
  • Capitol OCD & Anxiety Practice
  • Hill Country OCD Treatment Center
  • Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin
  • Menninger
  • The Houston Center for Valued Living
  • Bray Counseling

And last, but certainly not least, we are extremely grateful to YOU the walkers and all of your friends, family, and colleagues who enthusiastically gave their support and made this Walk an overwhelming success.

Since our kickoff conference in October 2010, we’ve held quarterly conferences in Dallas/Fort Worth (February), Houston (May), and Austin/San Antonio (October) as well a meeting at the annual conference of the International OCD Foundation (July).

Each year, the second week in October is International OCD Awareness Week and, in addition to our conference, we proudly sponsor and support special awareness-raising events.

In the weeks leading up to OCD Awareness Week 2012, for example, we created the onsite and online OCD Film Festival. We looked at how OCD is portrayed in film; we selected feature films, short films, and animated films, with reviews and discussion by members of the OCD community. By popular demand, we’ve left the film festival site active, so you can still view the films and join in the important conversation about how we can begin to wash away the myths and stereotypes associated with this serious but treatable disorder. Leading up to OCD Awareness Week 2013, we created the online OCD Book Festival to raise awareness about OCD and related disorders – around the world!

Leading up to OCD Awareness Week in 2013, we created the online OCD Book Festival to raise awareness about OCD and related disorders around the world!

We answer hundreds of phone calls and emails throughout the year from people seeking information about OCD resources in Texas. We also support local support groups currently meeting anywhere in Texas.

In 2012, we awarded our first Research and Professional Development Awards to support research on OCD as well as professional development training for clinicians currently practicing in Texas to become OCD treatment experts.

In 2016, we began working in partnership with the IOCDF to host a 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk in Houston, TX.