Beck & Houghtaling Join Honorary Committee for NJ Walks for Tourette Syndrome at Princeton

The event will take place Sunday, April 3rd to benefit education programs

OCEAN TWP., N.J. – State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-11) 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 West 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, 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.

The event began in 2010 as the first Tourette Syndrome advocacy walk designed for kids, by kids. In addition to the 5K walk/run, the afternoon will feature family friendly activities and games. Walkers and runners of all abilities are welcome.

“Senator Beck and Assemblyman Houghtaling are stepping up on behalf of New Jersey’s 20,000 children and families living with TS and its associated disorders,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice, “We appreciate their support and invite their constituents to join us for a fun day on April 3rd.”

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.