Do You Know Someone with Tourette Syndrome?
According to the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome website, as many as 1 in 100 kids show signs of Tourette Syndrome – most of them undiagnosed, misdiagnosed and/or misunderstood.
Tourette Syndrome (TS) – is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary movements or sounds known as tics.
Reportedly 1 in 100 kids show symptoms of Tourette Syndrome in New Jersey – an estimated prevalence of over 20,000.
Family & Cosmetic dentist Dr. Joseph Haddad of Advanced Dental Arts in Somerset, NJ is once again proud to announce his support for the upcoming NJ Walks for TS event being held Sunday March 29 at Mercer County Park – Princeton Junction, NJ.
Dr. Haddad has donated $1000 in support of NJ families dealing with Tourette Syndrome; this is the second consecutive year his Advanced Dental Arts office has made such a generous charitable contribution.
Donate to the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome
NJCTS provides answers for these kids and their families through referrals to programs and services, education and training so that families, peers and professionals will be better qualified to help those with Tourette Syndrome, and support of research programs so that we can find better treatments and a cure.
Dr. Haddad and the entire team at Advanced Dental Arts would like to invite all patients & Franklin Township residents to get involved and help support the NJCTS message.
NJ Walks for TS organizers, Tim & Leslie Kowalski know first-hand the challenges parents face dealing with Tourette Syndrome.
Tim and Leslie are never far from a smile when they’re surrounded by teen daughters Tess and Paige, who both have Tourette Syndrome.
Together the family shares a bond made stronger through acceptance – and it’s this gift that they want to share through NJ Walks for TS at Princeton coming up on March 29th.
Get Involved: Donate or Register for the Walk
- Register for the NJ Walks for TS event
- Donate to the NJCTS
- Donate Directly to the NJ Walks for TS event
NJ Walks for TS at Princeton 2015
The NJ Walks for TS event is an offshoot of the highly successful NJ Walks for TS at Mendham, which has been taking place since 2010 in North Jersey to support the programs and services of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS).
Where & When:
On Sunday, March 29, NJ Walks for TS at Princeton will take place at 2 p.m. in the EAST Picnic Area of Mercer County Park in West Windsor.
- March 29th @ 2pm
- Mercer County Park – East Picinic Area
- 1346 Edinburg Road
- Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
Registration and check-in will commence at 1 p.m. that day, but fundraising for this incredible day of advocacy and awareness starts NOW!
NJ Walks for TS at Princeton exists to support the NJCTS Education Outreach Program, which delivers in-service workshops to schools and hospitals across the state, youth leadership training and scholarships.
This program is making strides to spread awareness, acceptance and empowerment on behalf of kids living with TS — an inherited, misunderstood, misdiagnosed neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 children.
NJ Walks For TS was started by kids, for kids.
In fact, the impetus behind bringing the NJ Walks for TS program to the Princeton area is 14-year-old Tess Kowalski, who has TS and has been a youth advocate for NJCTS since 2011.
Mark March 29th on your calendar as the day you walk the walk and stand up alongside kids with TS and other neurological disorders!
It doesn’t matter what makes us different when we focus on what makes us strong.