5K walk/fun run will take place Sunday, April 3rd to benefit education programs
SOMERVILLE, NJ – State Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16), Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16), and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16) have joined the Honorary Committee for NJ Walks for TS at Princeton—a day of advocacy, awareness and acceptance. The 5K walk and family fun run will take place at Mercer County Park on Sunday, April 3rd.
NJ Walks for TS at Princeton benefits the NJCTS Education Outreach Program, which educates students and teachers at schools in every corner of New Jersey about Tourette Syndrome, preventing bullying and self-advocacy. Members of the Honorary Committee have 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.
The NJCTS office in Somerville is part of the 16th district and each legislator has been a good neighbor to the organization and the TS community in New Jersey.
“The ongoing support from our legislators speaks volumes to the 28,000 children and families living in NJ with TS and its associated disorders,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice. “We invite the public to join us on April 3rd and take part in a growing movement of awareness and empowerment.”
For more information about NJ Walks for TS, or to learn more about Tourette Syndrome and the work of NJCTS, call 908-575-7350 or visit www.njcts.org. For more information about registration and sponsorship for NJ Walks for TS, visit www.njcts.org/walk.
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Inc.
Collaborative partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome community
NJCTS is the nation’s first Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders. Through partnerships and collaborations, NJCTS provides a continuum of services, support, and education for families; outreach and training for medical and educational professionals; and advocacy for collaborative research for better treatments and a cure for TS. For more information, please visit www.njcts.org or call 908-575-7350.