Tuesday, November 04, 2014

NATIONAL TOURETTE SYNDROME HONORS TIM HOWARD

US Soccer Goalie Tim Howard



Tourette Syndrome (TS) recently made national headlines when U.S. soccer goalie Tim Howard publicly talked about his personal struggle with the disorder during the World Cup. Yet, despite the significant amount of coverage TS has received over the last few months, it remains a mysterious and often misunderstood disorder in the public eye – a status that the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) continues to combat daily. The medical community treating TS estimates that the prevalence is much higher than the national public perceives with approximately 1 in 100 people affected by the disorder and its associated conditions such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties.



National Tourette Syndrome Association to Honor Otsuka at Annual Gala to Shine Spotlight on the Misconceptions and Prevalence of Tourette Syndrome. Interview Opportunities with Comedian Lewis Black, Actor Tony Shalhoub, Jazz Musician Michael Wolff, Hell’s Kitchen Winner Chef Heather West, Actor Keith Collins and TSA President Annetta Hewko.



The national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) will host its annual gala on November 17, 2014 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. Supporters will come together to celebrate the organization’s mission to identify the cause of, control the effects of, and to find a cure for Tourette Syndrome through education, research and service. The 2014 TSA “Tribute to Excellence” Award will be presented to Otsuka, an innovative, fast-growing healthcare company that discovers and develops new compounds that address unanswered medical needs and advance human health. With a strong focus on neuroscience, oncology, and cardio-renal treatments, OPDC is dedicated to improving the health and quality of human life.




The TSA along with honorary hosts Lewis Black, Polly Draper and Julianne Moore.

Monday, November 17, 2014; 6:30 PM Silent Auction and Cocktails; 7:30 PM Dinner & Dancing

The Pierre Hotel, Grand Ballroom; 2 East 61st Street; New York, NY 10065 For Tickets and more info please log onto; www.TSA-USA.org





About The National Tourette Syndrome Association:



 The national Tourette Syndrome Association is the only national non-profit health organization serving the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders community for over four decades.The TSA has a three-pronged mission to identify the cause of, control the effects of, and to find a cure for Tourette Syndrome through education, research and service. The TSA directs a network of 32 Chapters and more than 55 support groups across the country. For more information on TS, call 1-888-4-TOURET.



Photo Courtesy of the National Tourette Syndrome Association

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