I hope you’re doing well! I am proud to let you know that on June 3rd I am participating in the 1 Million Steps 4 OCD Walk to help raise awareness for OCD and related disorders. This cause is incredibly important to me and very dear to my heart and I am so proud to be an OCDAdvocate. The Walk also raises money for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) in support of their work to help everyone affected by OCD and related disorders to live full and productive lives.
It is estimated that 1 in 100 adults live with OCD. This is roughly the number of people living in the city of Houston, TX. In children and teens, estimates are as high as 1 in 200, or about the same number of kids that have diabetes. Despite its prevalence, OCD is often misunderstood and misrepresented in the media, joked about, portrayed as a personality quirk or helpful trait that keeps people organized and tidy. In reality, OCD is debilitating and severely impacts those living with the disorder, as well as their friends and family.
The IOCDF is the largest non-profit organization focused solely on improving the lives of those impacted by OCD and related disorders. This June, I will join members of the OCD community from across the country and around the world as we walk to raise awareness, hope, and funds to support the important programs of the IOCDF and their partnering local affiliates.
I am committed to raising as much funding as possible in donations for the Walk and need your help! Every donation makes a difference, no matter how small. I am also so deeply thankful to everyone who has already donated! It is so moving and encouraging and you are helping so much. :)
Thank you in advance for your support!
All the best to you,