2019 Awareness Walks

UF TS Group

Join the Tourette Association, the North Central Florida Support Group and the UF Health Fixel Institute for Neurological Disorders in supporting the mission to raise awareness for Tourette syndrome and Tic Disorders.

May 15- June 15 is recognized as the Tourette Association Awareness Month. During this time, we pledge to support advocacy, awareness and education through events and togetherness.

Paint the Wall

Date: Friday May 17, 2019

Time: 6:30pm –8:00pm

Location: Meet at the Westgate Publix Parking Lot at 6:30pm

What to Bring: Painting Supplies as paint will be provided

Informal 5K Walk/Run

Date: Saturday June 1, 2019

Time: 9am

Location: Possum Creek Park

Registration Group Name: UF TS Group

 

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.

I am excited to support the Association's mission of making life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. With every step I take, I know I will be helping to fund research, foster awareness and provide support programs. But I cannot do it alone. I need your help! Please sponsor me by making a donation on my fundraising page to support this amazing cause!

You can make a difference! Thank you for your support!

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To learn more about the Tourette Association or Tourette and other Tic Disorders visit us at http://www.tourette.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram

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