National Awareness 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Online Registration is recommended and closes at noon on Friday, May 17, 2019. Day of regristration is available on site. The Tourette Association's National Awareness 5K Run/Walk raises awareness about Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, and raises funds for the Tourette Association of America's medical and research programs, community programs and support. When you register for the National Awareness 5K Run/Walk, you are supporting the Tourette Association's mission to make life better for all people affected by Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders.
Encourage friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to donate to your fundraising web page so that we can reach the team's collective fundraising goal! Together we can make a difference!
Certified 5K Run/Walk Highlights
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.
To learn more about the Tourette Association or Tourette and Tic Disorders visit us at www.tourette.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. THANK YOUR FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Certified 5K Registration
Kids Fun Run
Ms. Camille N. Braccia
Ms. Rosemarie Kearney
Jerry and Stacey Donegan