2019 Awareness Walks

2019 Eastern Kansas Walk for Tourette Syndrome

I will be participating in the Tourette Association’s Virtual Awareness Walk to 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.

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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