NJ Walks for TS, a 5K walk and family fun run to benefit children with Tourette Syndrome is coming to Bergen County. The North Jersey leg of the statewide advocacy event originated in Morris County, but due to demand from local families, the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS) will host the event on Saturday, November 12 at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park.
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary sounds or movements known as tics. As many as 1 in 100 New Jersey children exhibit symptoms of the disorder, which is frequently accompanied by obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health conditions. All funds raised through NJ Walks for TS benefit the education outreach programs of NJCTS including school in-service presentations for faculty and students, leadership development for teens and young adults with TS, and hospital-based training for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers.
“What makes NJ Walks for TS different from other 5Ks is that the program was founded for kids, by kids, to help kids,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice.
This year’s walk will feature an exciting variety of silent auction items and a 50/50. Registration is open online and donations can be made at www.njcts.org.
NJ Walks for TS at Bergen
Saturday, Nov. 12th
Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Overpeck Park Amphitheater
199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660