‘TS Rocks’ Finds a Home in South Jersey

The benefit concert and family fun day will feature local artists and benefit the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome


The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome will be hosting the second annual TS Rocks Presented by Dietz & Watson at Indian Acres Tree Farm in Medford on Saturday, September 22, from 12 to 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, vendors, and access to all of the Indian Acres Fall activities including kids’ bounce houses, a corn maze and a hay ride to the pumpkin patch.

As many as 1 in 100 individuals show symptoms of TS or another tic disorder, which is frequently accompanied by mental health disorders including ADHD, OCD and anxiety. Despite its prevalence, children and families living with TS report significant stigma and a lack of understanding of the disorder. Organizers of TS Rocks hope the day is one of hope and awareness.

“We welcome the community to join us in creating awareness and support for the tens of thousands of New Jersey’s kids and adults with Tourette Syndrome,” said NJCTS Board Member and Medford resident, Tim Yingling.  “The support will go a long way in helping NJCTS provide more educational outreach, youth development, research and awareness programs to the TS community.”

Admission to the event is $15 and includes live music and the farm activities, including the corn maze, pumpkin patch and animals. Children 3 and under are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsors and vendors are still being sought. Visit njcts.org/tsrocks for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, the nation’s first Center for Excellence for Tourette Syndrome, is a not-for-profit organization committed to the advocacy of children and families with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders. Dedicated to delivering high quality services to these individuals, the Center recognizes the importance of educating the public, medical professionals, and teachers about this disorder through programs and affiliations with public schools, health centers, and universities. Visit www.njcts.org for more information.