The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) welcomes Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-20) to the honorary committee of the 6th annual NJ Walks for TS. This 5K walk and family fun run is a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance and action and will take place at Mendham Borough Park.
NJ Walks for TS at Mendham benefits the NJCTS Education Outreach Program, which educates students and teachers at schools in every corner of New Jersey about Tourette Syndrome, anti-bullying and self-advocacy; as well as doctors and other healthcare providers at hospitals across the state to identify and treat TS. Each member of the Honorary Committee has a history of support for the 1 in 100 children living with Tourette Syndrome (TS)—a neurological disorder characterized by uncontrollable movements or sounds known as tics.
Since its inception, NJ Walks for TS has emerged as a day of celebration and inspiration for kids, by kids and has grown to become a statewide movement with events Central and South Jersey.
“We are grateful for Assemblywoman Quijano’s support and participation in this important event,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice. “We hope her example leads many others who are willing to step out on behalf of the thousands of kids living with TS in NJ.”
For more information about NJ Walks for TS, visit www.njcts.org/walk. To join the Honorary Committee, start a team or register for the walk, visit www.njcts.org or call Nicole Greco at 908-575-7350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.