NJ WALKS FOR TS AT MENDHAM: Congressman Albio Sires joins Honorary Committee for 5th annual event

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

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – Congressman Albio Sires (D-8) is among a growing list of leaders standing behind the 5th annual New Jersey Walks for TS event on November 15th at Mendham Borough Park. The 5K walk and family fun run is a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance and action.

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- a neurological disorder characterized by uncontrollable movements or sounds known as tics.

Rep. Sires’ support goes back to his days as New Jersey General Assembly Speaker when he helped obtain funding to create the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, the nation’s first Center of Excellence for Tourette Syndrome. In Washington, D.C. , Congressman Sires introduced the first federal legislation for Tourette Syndrome.

“We’re thankful to Rep. Sires for his continued support of this important event,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice, “Standing up for TS is nothing new to Congressman Sires, but we hope NJ Walks for TS inspires a new generation of supporters.”

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