5K walk/fun run to benefit Tourette Syndrome education
SOMERVILLE, NJ — The third annual NJ Walks for TS at Princeton will take place on Sunday, April 3rd at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. The event, which benefits the Education Outreach Program of the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS), has garnered the support of legislators across Central Jersey.
This year’s Honorary Committee includes:
Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8)
Senator James Holzapfel (R-10)
Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11)
Senator Samuel Thompson (R-12)
Senator Joseph Kyrillos, Jr. (R-13)
Senator Linda Greenstein (D-14)
Senator Shirley Turner (D-15)
Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16)
Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R-8)
Assemblyman Gregory McGuckin (R-10)
Assemblyman David Wolfe (R-10)
Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-11)
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-13)
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13)
Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-14)
Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-14)
Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-15)
Assemblywoman Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D-15)
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16)
Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16)
Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17)
Assembyman Patrick Diegnan (D-18)
Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19)
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert
West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is an inherited neurological disorder characterized by involuntary sounds or movements known as tics. It is estimated that 1 in 100 people show signs of TS or tic disorder, with as many as 20,000 children in New Jersey alone. TS is often accompanied by co-occurring disorders including ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, learning disabilities, and mental health conditions. There is no cure for TS. The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome, the nation’s first Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, provides world-class services for children and families as well as innovative education outreach to healthcare providers and educators so that they understand how to identify and help children with TS reach their highest potential.
“We’re delighted that each member of this Honorary Committee is standing in support of NJ Walks for TS which is so special because it was founded for kids, by kids, to benefit kids,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice. “We thank them for being part of this year’s event.”
NJ Walks for TS at Princeton will take place on Sunday, April 3rd at Mercer County Park’s West picnic area. Registration and check-in begins at 1 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged by visiting www.njcts.org or by calling 908-575-7350.
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.