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County Residents Encouraged to Recognize June 9th, 2015 as “Teal Tuesday – Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day”

Resolution 20-15 Raises Awareness for Tourette Syndrome
 

Annapolis, MD (June 2, 2015) – Citizens of Anne Arundel County are encouraged to participate in “Teal Tuesday – Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day” on June 9th, 2015.  To show support on this day, members of the community are encouraged to wear teal to support Tourette Syndrome. 

 

Caroline Christian, age 15, of Severna Park, a National Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador, was the inspiration for Resolution 20-15 which was passed on May 18th, 2015.  This Resolution was part of Miss Christian’s campaign to raise awareness through her platform “Keep Calm, Tick On! A Tourette Awareness Project” and to show support to children and families who live with Tourette Syndrome.

 

“I will not keep calm until there is so much Tourette Syndrome awareness that there is acceptance,” stated Caroline Christian.

 

“Miss Christian is a genuine mentor for her peers and all Anne Arundel County citizens,” said County Executive Steven R. Schuh.  “We are honored to have such a strong voice representing our county through her bravery and advocacy.”

 

Tourette Syndrome is an inherited neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, involuntary muscle movements known as tics.  These tics affect as many as 1 in 100 people living in the greater Baltimore/Annapolis area.  Early diagnosis and treatment are vital to diminishing the disorder’s physical and psychological effects.

 

For more information on “Teal Tuesday”, contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 or refer to our website www.aacounty.org/aging.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.

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