The event will take place Sunday, September 18th to benefit education programs
MEDFORD LAKES, N.J. – State Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8), Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R-8), and Assemblyman Joe Howarth (R-8) have joined the Honorary Committee for the second annual NJ Walks for TS at Medford Lakes—a day of advocacy, awareness and acceptance. The 5K walk and family fun run will take place at PJ Whelihan’s on Stokes Road on Sunday, September 18th.
NJ Walks for TS at Medford Lakes benefits the NJCTS Education Outreach Program, which educates students and teachers at schools in every corner of New Jersey about Tourette Syndrome, anti-bullying, and self-advocacy. Each member of the Honorary Committee has a history of support for the 1 in 100 children living with Tourette Syndrome (TS)—a neurological disorder characterized by uncontrollable movements or sounds known as tics.
NJ Walks for TS began as a statewide program in 2010 and was brought to South Jersey by the Heicklen family of Medford Lakes.
“This event was founded for kids, by kids and we are grateful for the continued support of NJ Walks by the legislators of District 8,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice. “We hope they will inspire others to step out in support of the thousands of kids and families living with TS in New Jersey today.”
Registration and check-in for NJ Walks for TS at Medford Lakes will begin at 7:30 a.m., Sunday, September 18th at PJ Whelihan’s Pub (61 Stokes Road, Medford Lakes). To register for the walk, or start a team, visit www.njcts.org or call 908-575-7350.