BENEFITING: Tourette Association of America
EVENT DATE: Nov 20, 2011
Hi! I am participating in the Philadelphia Half Marathon to benefit the national Tourette Syndrome Association on Nov. 20. I am excited to meet the challenge, especially for such a good cause.
I'm trying to raise $500 and with every step I take, I know I will be helping TSA get "One Lap Closer To A Cure." But I can't do it alone. I need your help! Please sponsor me and donate to fund a worldwide cutting edge research program to identify the cause and find a cure for TS.
Tourette Syndrome, an inherited neurobiological disorder, is characterized by involuntary sudden movements and vocalizations, known as tics. A common misconception is that those affected curse. In fact, less than 10 percent of those affected have what is known as coprolalia. What causes TS is not yet fully understood, and to date, a cure has not been found. It is estimated that one person out of a hundred has a mild form of the disorder and one in one thousand has a severe case of TS.
In addition to funding research, TSA's mission is to provide educational programs, awareness activities and services for people living with TS and their families.
You can make a difference . . . please join me in supporting a very important cause. Thank you for your support!