Registration is now open for this walk, which will support NJCTS’ statewide education outreach and peer advocacy efforts MAHWAH – The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is going to college! The New Jersey Walks for TS program has expanded beyond Mendham to the beautiful campus of Ramapo College in Northern New Jersey, with the first NJ Walks For TS at Ramapo College taking place on Sunday, April 14!
Join us at Ramapo’s historic arch for this youth-initiated, youth-led, statewide fundraising and awareness effort. This event – the brainchild of Ramapo College senior AnnaKatharine Miehe, whose brother has Tourette Syndrome – aims to promote acceptance and understanding of TS and the 1 in 100 kids living with the misunderstood, misdiagnosed neurological disorder.
“Planning an event for NJCTS has been a wonderful opportunity and one I will always cherish,” said Miehe, who has made this event her senior project. “Having witnessed TS first hand, I understand the hardships people with TS go through on a daily basis, the importance of creating awareness and educating people on the disorder. I look forward to people coming together at NJ Walks for TS at Ramapo College in hopes of making a positive difference for those with TS.”
The walk will take place rain or shine April 14, with registration beginning at 1 p.m. and the walk commencing at 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for current Ramapo College students only (must show college ID and/or have a valid Ramapo e-mail address; not applicable for Ramapo faculty or former students) and $22.50 for the general public. All proceeds from this event will support the statewide education outreach and peer advocacy efforts of NJCTS.
To sign up for the walk, please visit the NJ Walks For TS at Ramapo College registration page. To donate to this year’s event, please visit the NJ Walks For TS at Ramapo College fundraising page. For more information about NJCTS or the NJ Walks For TS program, please visit www.njcts.org or call 908-575-7350.