With the 4th annual NJ Walks For TS at Mendham now less than a month away, the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) has announced the formation of an Honorary Committee for the event, which is scheduled to take place Saturday, November 23, at Borough Park in Mendham.
The walk will be a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance and action geared toward raising funds to support educating students and teachers about TS, anti-bullying initiatives and other important information across the Garden State.
To that end, support has been pouring in from all corners of the state, with each Honorary Committee member demonstrating their firm support for NJCTS and the 1 in 100 kids and families living with Tourette Syndrome – an inherited, misdiagnosed, misunderstood neurological disorder characterized by involuntary sounds and movements known as tics.
Two of the Honorary Committee members for this event are South Jersey District 7 legislators: Senator Diane Allen (R, Burlington) and Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D, Mount Laurel). District 7 long has been a hotbed of Tourette Syndrome advocacy and is home to many TS families. Senator Allen is a longtime supporter of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders, while Assemblyman Singleton was the first New Jersey legislator to sign on as a member of this Honorary Committee.
Joining Senator Allen and Assemblyman Singleton on this committee are United States National Soccer Team star Tim Howard; WFAN Sports Radio host Craig Carton; several New Jersey Congressman; many other New Jersey senators, assemblymen and assemblywomen; and several prominent doctors and researchers from the Tourette Syndrome and neurological disorders arena.
“The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome thanks each of these esteemed Honorary Committee members for their extensive support,” NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice said, “and it is my hope that each of you joins them in standing up for kids with TS by being a part of NJ Walks For TS at Mendham on November 23.”
To register for NJ Walks For TS at Mendham, click here. Through October 31, the cost is $22.50. From November 1 through the day of the event, the cost is $25. To donate to or fundraise for this event, click here. More information about NJCTS or Tourette Syndrome is available by calling 908-575-7350 or by visiting www.njcts.org.