The 9th annual Muskoka Trek for Tourette held on Sunday, March 26th in Gravenhurst raised over $4,500.
This year, 60 participants who walked (or trekked) 5km in support of Tourette Canada. This year the Muskoka Trek raised over $4500 for Tourette Canada.
All funds raised from the Trek go towards Tourette Canada’s mission of education, research, and awareness about the disorder. A portion stay in Muskoka.
Donations can still be made online at www.tourette.ca/trek
Organisers lucked out with the weather – freezing rain changed over to an overcast sky and -1 C temperatures in Muskoka.
In the 18 communities across Canada the weather ranged from -13C up to 14C with sun, rain, snow, and all weather in-between.
The month of March was chosen for the Trek to be as challenging as the lives of people living with Tourette Syndrome (TS), with weather as unpredictable as the disorder. The Trek for Tourette started in 2009 to raise money and awareness for Tourette Canada. Since the first Trek, over $34,000 has been raised in Muskoka.
Tourette Syndrome is a misunderstood neurological disorder, with motor and vocal tics and twitches. There is no cure for TS. The Muskoka TS Resource Unit holds meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at Muskoka Falls P.S. from 7:00 – 8:30. Educators, medical professionals, families, and individuals with TS are all welcome to attend. Our next meeting is Tuesday April 4.