Tourette’s Canada is thanking its cottage country supporters. It’s been said that over 50 locals took part in a 5km trek on Sunday afternoon for the 10th Annual Muskoka Trek for Tourette in Gravenhurst. Administrators say over $4500 was raised for Tourette Canada and that some of that money will go to continued research and awareness in Muskoka.

Organizers of the event say the month of March is specifically chosen to do the trek for the purpose of unpredictable weather. Officials say that unforeseen and challenging environments are a way for locals to understand Tourette syndrome a little better.

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.

The Muskoka TS Resource Unit reminds locals that on the second Tuesday of each month, a support group meets at Muskoka Falls Public School from 7:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. and all are welcome to attend.

To find out more information about the neurological disease, or to make a donation, go to the Tourette Canada’s website.