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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Trek For Tourette Happening In Gravenhurst March 24th

Muskoka | by Matt Sitler  
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a poorly understood, heavily stigmatized neurological disorder...

The 11th Annual Trek for Tourette will see people in Muskoka supporting Tourette Canada in its annual  5-kilometre walk to raise awareness for Tourette Syndrome.

On Sunday, March 24th, Canadians from all walks of life will be trekking – rain, snow, sleet or shine – to generate much-needed donations and to bring awareness to Tourette Syndrome (TS), a poorly understood, heavily stigmatized neurological disorder that affects as many as one in 100 Canadian children and adults. It currently has no cure.

Trek locations include Muskoka and these other areas - Waterloo-Wellington, ON; West Grey-Ayton, ON; Hamilton, Halton, Niagara ON; London, ON; Ottawa, ON; St. John’s, NL; Grand Falls-Windsor, NL; Winnipeg, MB; Lethbridge, AB; Edmonton, AB; and Victoria, BC,

“Tourette Canada was there for my family and I and helped us tremendously when my children were diagnosed”, says Janet Rumsey, Pres. of the Board of Directors and a mother of four boys with TS who also has Tourette Syndrome herself. “The funds raised through Trek for Tourette will help the organization help other families as they did mine”.

This year the local trek is being held in Gravenhurst. To learn more, email

Last year, the Trek raised $91,000. This year the fundraising goal has been raised to $100,000.


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