District 16 Legislators Join 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. – The list of leaders standing behind the 5th annual New Jersey Walks for TS event on November 15th now includes Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16), Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16) and Assemblywoman Donna Simon (R-16). The 5K walk and family fun run is a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance and action and will take place at Mendham Borough Park.

NJ Walks for TS at Mendham benefits the NJCTS School In-service 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 NJCTS office in Somerville is part of the 16th district and each legislator has been a good neighbor to the organization and the TS community in New Jersey.

“We thank Senator Bateman, Assemblyman Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Simon for stepping up for TS,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice, “We hope they will inspire others to step out in support of the thousands of kids and families living with TS in New Jersey today.”

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