2019 Mid-Tennessee Walk for Tourette Syndrome
We are thrilled to announce that the 2019 annual Mid-Tennessee Walk for Tourette Syndrome will take place on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm at the University School of Nashville - River Campus. All donations will benefit the Tourette Association of America!
Tourette 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.
We are excited to support the Association's mission of making life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. With every step we take, we know we will be helping to fund research, foster awareness and provide support programs. But we cannot do it alone. We need your help! Please consider joining the team as a participant or making a donation to support this amazing cause!
You can make a difference! Thank you for your support!
Margie Horwitz and Aukai Riordan
Mid-TN Walk for TS Co-Sponsors
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: Walk begins at 1pm, Walk-up registration begins at 12pm
Location: University School of Nashville - River Campus
Address: 1200 County Hospital Rd, Nashville, TN 37218
Price: $25 for adult, $20 for child (17 and under) and senior (65 and over)
New this year- Kids Fun Run for all ages
*All participants who pre-register online will receive a free t-shirt the day of the event. There will be prizes awarded for fundraising milestones.