Residents strut their stuff for a 5 km charity fun walk for the ninth annual Trek for Tourette on Sunday.
Trekkers meet on Dallas Road at the bottom of Cook Street March 26 at 1 p.m. to raise awareness and support Tourette Canada in its annual fundraising drive.
“We’ve always prided ourselves on the grassroots nature of our organization, but the needs of our stakeholders are outgrowing our ability to service them,” said Janet Rumsey, national co-ordinator. “With more than 1 in 50 kids being diagnosed with TS and/or one of its associated disorders like OCD and ADHD – not to mention other conditions like anxiety and rage disorders – it’s time we as a nation recognize that neurodevelopmental disorders are mainstream and growing rapidly in the frequency of their diagnosis.”
Tourette Canada relies on the generosity of Canadians to support its ongoing work to educate, promote awareness, and provide a supportive network.
To make a donation or to get involved, visit tourette.ca/trek.