NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) are excited to announce that both Dietz & Watson and Black Bear Deli Brand have pledged their support for the organizations largest fundraiser and public awareness campaign of the year.
Kids, teens and adults throughout New Jersey are creating teams with the goal to spread awareness about Tourette Syndrome as part of the NJ Walks for TS virtual event. Participants can walk wherever and whenever they like March thru May to bring awareness to this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder. The two Philadelphia-based companies have signed on as Gold sponsors of the campaign, which will culminate with an awards ceremony in Trenton in celebration of TS Awareness Day.
“One in a hundred kids and families lives with Tourette Syndrome every day – including families here at Dietz & Watson,” Lauren Eni, VP Brand Strategy at Dietz & Watson. “We’ve been proud supporters of NJCTS in the past and are grateful for the opportunity to partner with them as a sponsor of this year’s Virtual Walk.”
NJCTS is celebrating its 15 anniversary as the nation’s first Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome. In that time, they have led the nation in providing programs to support families, create awareness, and educate schools and healthcare professionals in every corner of the state and beyond.
“NJCTS is an organization with deep roots in the communities we serve, so naturally Black Bear Deli Brand jumped at the opportunity to sponsor this unique fundraising campaign and awareness effort,” Black Bear Deli Brand said in a statement. “It’s important to not only battle stigma, but to demonstrate the level of support for the TS community that exists in our neck of the woods.”
Proceeds from the walks benefit important NJCTS programs including educational outreach and youth advocacy training. Additional Gold sponsors include Asurion and Walmart. Those who wish to support the Walk can visit www.njcts.org/virtual to make a donation.
The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, the nation’s first Center for Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, is a not-for-profit organization committed to the advocacy of children and families with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. Dedicated to delivering high quality services to these individuals, the Center recognizes the importance of educating the public, medical professionals, and teachers about this disorder through programs and affiliations with public schools, health centers, and universities. Visit www.njcts.org for more information.