New Jersey Legislators Support NJ Walks for TS at Bergen this Saturday

walksNewsThe first annual NJ Walks for TS at Bergen will take place on Saturday, November 12 at Overpeck Park Amphitheater in Ridgefield Park. 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 New Jersey.

The Honorary Committee includes:

Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16)
Senator Anthony R. Bucco (R-25)
Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31)
Senator Michael Doherty (R-23)
Senator Nia H. Gill, Esq. (D-34)
Senator Robert Gordon (D-38)
Senator Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-21)
Senator Paul Sarlo (D-36)
Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37)

Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick (R-21)
Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-25)
Assemblywoman Marlene Caride (D-36)
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll (R-25)
Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro (D-33)
Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16)
Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-38)
Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin (D-34)
Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22)
Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley (D-20)
Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey (D-27)
Assemblyman Joseph Lagana (D-38)
Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz (R-21)
Assemblywoman Shiela Oliver (D-34)
Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-36)
Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter (D-35)
Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16)

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 Rice. “We thank them for being part of the first event in Bergen County.”

NJ Walks for TS at Bergen will take place on Saturday, November 12 at Overpeck Park Amphitheater in Ridgefield Park. Registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. For more information visit www.njcts.org or call 908-575-7350.