Team Lederman has jumped on board for the Youth Advocate 5K …will you?

Howell family has rented a bus to bring more than 40 family & friends to Mendham in support of their son, Ethan


Last year, when we decided to do the New Jersey Walks For TS event as an extended family on behalf of our son, Ethan, 10, we had two goals in mind: We wanted to raise money for the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome, which has done so much to support us, AND to show Ethan he’s not alone in his struggle with TS.

Ethan really embraced the idea, and we raised thousands of dollars to support NJCTS. This year, our family is doing it again – and Ethan is even more excited! That may be because we have more than 40 people coming with us on a big, rented, yellow school bus! Ethan can’t wait to get on that bus. Friends, family, and a half-dozen of Ethan’s friends, too, all will be packed on the bus heading up to Mendham on Saturday, November 3. We can’t wait!

We’re blown away by the reception we’ve had to this idea – especially knowing that people have other commitments on Saturday mornings, such as sports, errands, housework, etc. It’s incredible to think how many people stepped up to support this cause that means the world to us and agreed – without hesitation – to road trip with us. The bus we’ve reserved is nothing fancy – no TV screens or anything like that – and each person on that bus has dedicated him/herself to raising money on Ethan’s behalf for NJCTS. It would mean the world to Ethan and to us!

If you can’t come, consider donating to the cause. Every bit counts. If you could see the look on Ethan’s face when we talk about the 5K, the bus and everything going on that day, you couldn’t say no! Thanks for your consideration, and we hope to see you as we step off the bus on the 3rd!

— Tracy Lederman, captain of Team Lederman 


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New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.
Collaborative partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome community.