2018 National Awareness 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The 2018 Tourette Association National 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 20 was a great day filled with family, friends, and FUN! But, most importantly, we raised awareness for Tourette Syndrome. We had an unprecedented number of attendees and once again surpassed our fundraising goal, raising over $70,000! Thank you for your hard work and participation! A special thank you to our Event Sponsors Nuvelution TS Pharma , INC, ABIDE Therapeutics, Investors Bank, National Police Relief Association, and Panos Graphics!
Thank you again for your participation and all your hard work. With your help and support we are making a difference in the lives of those affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. A few ways we do this is by raising public awareness, educating professionals and advocating for public policies and services.
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About Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting). Non-tic features, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties, often develop in affected individuals. Symptoms in Tic Disorders can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce quality of life. While some treatments are available for people with Tourette and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent and medications are often ineffective.