18th Annual Run for the Roses, Fun Family Event Open to the Public, June 3, 2012, Roselle, IL. Runners/Walkers Needed for 5K and Youth .6K - Sign Up Now

The 18th Annual Run for the Roses benefiting the Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois (TSA-IL) and the Tourette Syndrome Camp Association (TSCO) will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2012. The 5K walk/run will begin at Clauss Recreation Center, 555 Bryn Mawr Avenue at 8:00 am, followed by the 0.6K Youth walk/run at 9:00 am.

Roselle, IL, April 30, 2012 --(PR.com)-- May 15th - June 15th is Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month. Help spread awareness and sign up for the 18th Annual Run for the Roses.

You don't have to have Tourette Syndrome to participate in this fun family event with something for everyone – a certified 5K course for walkers or runners, a youth 0.6K wholly contained within the Lake Park HS parking lot, free childcare for advanced registered participants, live music along the race course, a dj, free pony rides, petting zoo, balloon artists, food by Nancy’s Pizza and more. Quality family time while supporting a good cause.

This event, jointly sponsored by Mark Drugs of Roselle, Sternberg Lighting, Wickstrom Chevrolet, the Roselle Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Roselle Park District and the Village of Roselle, has become one of the jewels of the Chicagoland race circuit and has been perennially recognized among the finest in the Midwest.

Registration is now open on-line at www.active.com or www.signmeup.com. For more information, contact race director Mark Mandel at (630) 529-3400 or to download a registration form or pamphlet go to www.markdrugs.com/events.html.

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is an inherited neurobiological disorder that has no known cure. It is characterized by tics-involuntary, rapid, sudden movements and/or vocal outbursts that occur repeatedly. The onset of symptoms is before the age of 18. Symptoms vary widely in intensity throughout one’s lifetime. While there is no cure, medications are available to help control TS symptoms.

Today, there are 200,000 known cases of TS with over one million more who exhibit some symptoms, plus millions more affected by associated disorders, including but not limited to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD or ADD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression and other learning disabilities.

The Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois’ mission is to serve and support those whose lives are affected by TS. TSA-IL promotes awareness, advocates and educates the public, health care providers and educators about TS. Our services include school presentations for staff and peers, medical and counseling referrals, support groups, chapter helpline, youth programs, website and special events. For additional information about Tourette Syndrome, visit www.tsa-il.org or www.tsa-usa.org.

The Tourette Syndrome Camp USA, is a residential camping program designed for girls and boys ages 8 - 16+ whose primary diagnosis is TS, and to a lesser degree, OCD and ADD/ADHD. The goal of the camp is to allow children with TS an opportunity to meet other children, share similar experience and coping mechanisms in a fun, safe and positive environment. For additional camp information, visit www.tourettecamp.com.
Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois (TSA-IL)
Lisa Biedron