Congressman Frelinghuysen Joins 5th Annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham Honorary Committee

The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 15th to benefit education programs

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) has joined the Honorary Committee of the New Jersey Walks for TS. The 5K walk and family fun run will take place on November 15th at Mendham Borough Park. The 5th annual event is a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance and action.

NJ Walks for TS at Mendham benefits the NJCTS Education Outreach Program, which educates students and teachers at schools in every corner of New Jersey about Tourette Syndrome, antibullying 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.

Rep. Frelinghuysen is an NJCTS supporter and co-sponsor of federal legislation for Tourette Syndrome. In 2013, he joined hundreds of children and families at the 4th annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham.

“NJCTS is grateful for Rep. Frelinghuysen’s support,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice, “He is stepping up for kids and families with Tourette Syndrome – and we hope that inspires many others to join him.”

To join the Honorary Committee, start a team or register for the walk, call Santina Reichenbach at 908-575-7350 or sreichenbach@njcts.org