A free event for the whole family is set for this Saturday, May 30 starting at 10 a.m., as the community is a site for the Walk for Tourette Syndrome Awareness. Attendees are asked to wear the color teal to show support and the start and finish line will be at the Main Street Park in Escalon.
This is a 5k walk, and members of the Escalon High Key Club, the youth arm of Kiwanis, will be there handing out water and snacks for participants along the course, in addition to some special treats for youngsters taking part in the event.
The idea is to raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome, an often misunderstood illness.
According to the Facebook Event for the walk, the goal is to get as many people – especially families – involved.
“Pack up the family and come join us for a fun and inspiring event on Saturday May 30. We will be walking to create awareness for Tourette Syndrome,” the Facebook listing states. “Teal is the color for TS Awareness, so let’s paint this town teal! The more creative you can get with your support and spirit the better.”
There is no cost to participate and the 5k length is just over three miles, with the start and finish both at the park. With a 10 a.m. start time, the weather should be perfect for a family walk.
More information is available by contacting Amy McCulloch at 209-484-1285 or visiting the Kiwanis Walk for Tourette Syndrome Awareness Facebook page.
“Together there are no limits to what we can achieve, and awareness creates compassion, so let’s show those bigger cities how much heart our little town has,” McCulloch encouraged on Facebook. “We look forward to seeing everyone on the 30th!”