Alberta OCD Events

Alberta OCD Foundation Presents:

 

#OCDweek Cash Raffle Fundraiser 2022! 

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that features a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviours (compulsions). When this condition becomes severe, it can affect relationships, responsibilities and significantly reduce quality of life. It can interfere with simple daily activities and become debilitating.

 

The Alberta OCD Foundation (aocdf) continues to crush the stigma on mental health, eliminate shame, increase public awareness and offer support to those affected by OCD. 

As a foundation, we are excited to announce the #OCDweek 50/50 Cash Raffle Fundraiser! Tickets are sold for a limited time, get yours before Friday October 14 @1pm for a chance to win half of the jackpot!

Funds raised from this raffle will support Alberta based OCD education sessions and equipment, resources, registrations and affiliation fees, OCD workshops, awareness campaigns and advertisements. 

The draw will be announced at our Soda Social event at the King Edward Park Small Hall on Friday October 14, 2022 at 7pm, during the international #OCDWEEK. Come for the draw, stay for the Soda Social! Socialize with provided Italian sodas and snacks from 7PM-8PM. All ages welcomed. For more information about the Soda Social, please read on below.

The winner of the raffle will be contacted to claim their prize. Thank you for your support!

 

FACTS about OCD:

 

  • About 1 in 100 adults currently have OCD.

  • About 1 in 200 kids and teens currently have OCD. 

  • OCD affects men, women, and children of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. 

  • Kids live with their OCD symptoms for an average of 2.5 years before getting help from a professional. 

  • A survey of adults with OCD reported that it took an average of 14 to 17 years for them to find effective treatment. 

  • (Stats from www.iocdf.com)

Soda Social celebrating #OCDweek 2022 

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Friday October 14, 2022

7pm-8pm

King Edward Park Small Hall

Located in Duncan Innes Park

80 Ave NW & 81 St NW

 

 

Join us for the Italian Soda Social celebration held on Friday October 14 2022 during #OCDweek at King Edward Park Small Hall, located in Duncan Innes Park. Come for the 50/50 draw, stay for the socialization, Italian soda, snacks and OCDinspired artwork! The event is free and all ages welcomed! There will be a booth on OCD education and awareness.

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People who live with OCD are talented, intelligent and artistic. The Alberta OCD Foundation is encouraging you to bring a piece of OCD inspired art such as a painting, picture, poem or a story to share with others. We ask that you come 10-20 minutes prior to the Social Social event to display your art. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer at ocdalberta@gmail.com.