Team USA and Everton goalkeeper is appearing at Rutgers University on June 4th
SOMERVILLE, NJ—NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS) announces Verizon NJ SHARES Communications Lifeline Program as gold sponsor of Team Up with Tim Howard. The Team USA and Everton Football Club goalkeeper and NJCTS will launch a year-long Tourette Syndrome awareness campaign on June 4th at Rutgers University.
Kids, families and fans are encouraged to attend this event. Howard is returning home to New Jersey to discuss his career, the World Cup and his life with Tourette Syndrome (TS)—a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements or sounds known as tics. It is estimated that 1 in 100 school aged children have TS, as many as 20,000 in New Jersey alone. Tickets are available for a $10 donation and event information is available at www.njcts.org. All proceeds will benefit the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy. The Academy is a four-day residential workshop for teens with TS to foster resilience, self-advocacy and empowerment skills.
“We are grateful for Verizon NJ SHARES’ sponsorship of this exciting event,” said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice. “Their support for this event and the Leadership Academy will make a big difference in the lives of young people with TS.”
NJ SHARES is a statewide, nonprofit 501(c)(3)corporation organized to provide assistance to individuals and families living in New Jersey who are in need of temporary help in paying their communications and energy bills. Through NJ SHARES more New Jerseyans in need of this critical telecommunications safety net are aware of and able to benefit from Communications Lifeline—a partnership with Verizon.
For more information and tickets for Team Up with Tim Howard, the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy, or to learn more about Tourette Syndrome, call 908-575-7350 or visit www.njcts.org.
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, Inc.
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