Medford Lakes, NJ, September 19, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to announce its corporate sponsors for the 1st Annual NJ Walks for TS at Medford Lakes—the first of its kind in South Jersey. The 5k walk and family fun run will take place Sunday, September 20, at Beach 1 – Upper Aetna Lake, Tabernacle Road, in Medford Lakes, NJ. Check-in begins at 8am. The walk will be a day of advocacy, awareness, acceptance and action on behalf of New Jersey’s more than 28,000 children and families living with Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders.
Support for the first NJ Walks for TS in South Jersey is pouring in from all across the region. Nine legislators have shown their support by signing on to the Honorary Walk Committee, with Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7) leading the group as honorary chair. Members of the honorary committee are:
· Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7), Chair
· Congressman Donald Norcross (D-1)
· Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3)
· Senator Christopher J. Connors (R-9)
· Senator James Beach (D-6)
· Senator Linda Greenstein (D-14)
· Senator Jim Whelan (D-2)
· Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo (D-2)
· Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30)
Corporate sponsors have demonstrated their firm support for NJCTS and the 1 in 100 kids, families, and adults living with Tourette Syndrome—an inherited, misdiagnosed, misunderstood neurological disorder characterized by involuntary sounds and movements known as tics. The corporate sponsors are:
· Silver Sponsor: Horizon Services
· Supporter Sponsor: Virtua Hospital
· Supporter Sponsor: Original Lakes Appliance
· Supporter Sponsor: Kazmierski Orthodontics
· Friend Sponsor: Medford Fitness
· Friend Sponsor: Jersey Pools & Spas
· Friend Sponsor: Hachik Distributors
· Friend Sponsor: Holman Automotive Group
“NJCTS thanks each of these esteemed corporate sponsors and donors for their extensive support of children and families affected by this often devastating neurological disorder,” NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice said. “It is my hope that New Jersey’s Tourette Syndrome community and the general public joins them at NJ Walks for TS at Medford Lakes on September 20 in support of the NJCTS Education Outreach Program.”
The NJCTS Education Outreach Program provides in-service trainings and Youth Advocate presentations to schools and hospitals across the state and has awarded more than 200 scholarships to New Jersey high school seniors with TS.
More information about NJ Walks for TS at Medford Lakes is available by visiting www.njcts.org/walk.