NJ Walks for TS at Mendham Honorary Committee Boosts 6th Annual Event

All funds raised to benefit education programs

SOMERVILLE, N.J. – The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS) thanks the legislators who have served on the 6th annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham Honorary Committee:

  • Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7)
  • Congressman Albio Sires (D-8)
  • Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11)
  • State Senator Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-21)
  • State Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25)
  • State Senator Joe Pennaccio (R-26)
  • State Senator Richard Codey (D-27)
  • State Senator Paul Sarlo (D-36)
  • State Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37)
  • Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16)
  • Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19)
  • Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-20)
  • Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-25)
  • Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D-29)
  • Assemblyman Timothy Eustace (D-38)


NJ Walks for TS at Mendham benefits the NJCTS Education Outreach Program, which delivers on-site trainings to doctors and healthcare professionals in hospitals and in-service training to teachers and students in schools across 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.

Since its inception, NJ Walks for TS has emerged as a day of celebration and inspiration for kids, by kids.

“We are grateful for the continued support of these legislators who represent thousands of children and families living with Tourette Syndrome in Northern and Central New Jersey,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice. “Their example sheds a light on the struggles and successes of more than 20,000 school aged children in our state living with TS.”

NJ Walks for TS originated in Mendham in 2010 and has grown to become a statewide movement with 5K walk/run events in Central and South Jersey. NJ Walks for TS at Princeton is scheduled for April 3, 2016. More information will be available at www.njcts.org.


NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.

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