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B'ville: Raising TS awareness

Harding also stays involved by participating in fundraisers for the Tourette Syndrome Association.

Both Harding and Lunkenheimer have been enthusiastic volunteers at the support group meetings. The two teens met with Eric Schenck, staff assistant at Jim Walsh's Syracuse office, to talk about issues regarding the syndrome.

Lunkenheimer plans to attend Syracuse University to study advertising design. Harding enjoys drama and hopes to be in the school plays.

This weekend, the two youth will travel to Bath along with others affected by the disease to attend the Ticapalooza Camp at Hickory Hills. Overall, 36 youth with Tourette syndrome from all over the state will be attending the three-day camp run by the Greater New York State Chapter. The camp is being filmed by ABC for a television show and should be aired in the spring.

For more information regarding Tourettes syndrome, contact The Tourettes Syndrome Association at tsa-usa.org or CNY support Group Leader Becky Lunkenheimer at twocor520@aol.com.

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