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Trek For Tourette Hits The Streets On March 24th

Posted: 2019-03-15 09:49:44 By: hbr

On Sunday March 24th, the 11th annual Trek for Tourette will see Muskoka residents putting their feet to the pathways for a 5 km charity fun walk in Gravenhurst to support Tourette Canada in its annual fundraising drive. Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a poorly understood neurodevelopmental disorder that affects as many as one in 100 Canadian children and adults. It currently has no cure.

Event organizer Shawn Forth says “Last year we had 50 ‘trekkers’ and we raised $3000.” This year he’s again hoping for 50 - 60 trekkers, and to match or better last year’s funds raised.

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.

The Muskoka Trek for Tourette will be taking place at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre, starting in the Terry Fox Room at noon. 

For more information or to register online visit www.tourette.ca/trek/muskoka-trek