My name is Sarah. I’m a senior in high school, a Youth Advocate for the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) and Youth Co-Chair of the 5th annual NJ Walks for TS event in Mendham, NJ.
I am writing to urge you, your family and friends to come out and join us when NJ Walks for TS at Mendham on November 15. Click here to register.
All proceeds from this very special event support the NJCTS Education Outreach Program which provides information and training to teachers, doctors and students statewide to ensure greater understanding and acceptance for kids and adults living with Tourette Syndrome.
I have been a part of this program for the past four years and have personally presented a message of acceptance and stigma-conquering facts to well over a thousand school kids, teachers and doctors.
Not only does the program educate professionals but it provides kids like me with an opportunity to develop skills as a public speaker and advocate; and it also strengthens my ability to deal with my own Tourette Syndrome diagnosis.
Parents of kids with TS also present workshops to teachers and doctors and TS experts join our team to present grand rounds at hospitals in every part of New Jersey.
To date, more than 60,000 NJ teachers and doctors have attended our presentations. Please help this program to continue to grow by giving generously to our Walk and throughout the year.
We are happy to provide any additional information on this and other NJCTS program offerings. Thanks for helping us make an enormous difference in the lives of so many kids and families.
See you on November 15 when NJ Walks for TS at Mendham. Here is another way you can participate, too!