Carton, 44, was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome during his teenage years and has been a noted TS advocate for nearly a decade.
SOMERVILLE – The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce that highly regarded radio and TV personality Craig Carton has joined the organization’s leadership as an honorary board member.
Carton is best known for his work at popular New York sports talk radio station WFAN alongside Boomer Esiason on the “Boomer & Carton” radio show, which airs from 6 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and is simulcast on the Madison Square Garden television network. Carton, 44, who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in his teens, is a longtime supporter of NJCTS.
“I am delighted to have been asked to take an honorary seat on the NJCTS board of directors,” Carton said. “This amazing organization leads the nation in providing services for kids and families, outreach to the medical and education communities and collaborative research into causes and treatment for TS. It is a model for the nation, and I am proud to support NJCTS and the community it serves.”
NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice says Carton has an unquestioned desire for helping the 1 in 100 kids who shows signs of Tourette Syndrome – a misunderstood, misdiagnosed, inherited neurological disorder characterized by vocal sounds and motor movements known as tics.
“We are pleased to have someone with as much passion and influence as Craig Carton join our organization as an honorary board member,” Rice said. “We are excited to see how Craig can help our Center of Excellence continue to serve the Tourette Syndrome community at the highest level.”
More information about Tourette Syndrome and NJCTS’ programs and services is available by visiting www.njcts.org.