Congressman Lance Joins 5th Annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham Honorary Committee

The event on Saturday, November 15th will benefit education programs.

Somerville, NJ, September 07, 2014 --( Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7) is among a growing list of leaders standing behind the 5th annual New Jersey Walks for TS event on November 15th at Mendham's Borough Park. The 5K walk and family fun run is a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance and action.

NJ Walks for TS at Mendham benefits the NJCTS School In-service Program, which educates students and teachers at schools in every corner of New Jersey about Tourette Syndrome, anti-bullying and self-advocacy. 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.

Rep. Lance's is a longtime champion of NJCTS, beginning with his days in the New Jersey State Senate. Most recently, he has participated in several roundtable discussions with TS children and families and is a co-sponsor of federal legislation for Tourette Syndrome.

"NJCTS thanks Rep. Lance for standing up for TS," said NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice, "We hope others will follow his lead and step out in support of the thousands of kids and families living with TS in New Jersey today."

To join the Honorary Committee, start a team or register for the walk, call Santina Reichenbach at 908-575-7350 or

New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. Collaborative partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome community.
Nicole Greco