Showing posts with label TOURETTE SYNDROME. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TOURETTE SYNDROME. Show all posts

Monday, June 06, 2016


Naked Cowboy In Times Square

NYC's The Naked Cowboy to be Joined by Actor and Friend Keith Collins June 7th 2016 in Times Square for a Good Cause

National Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month (May 15th -June 15th) is coming to an end. With its close, to help support and raise awareness for the cause, Actor & Advocate Keith Collins ("The Jersey Devil", "The Meat Puppet") will be taking to heart of New York City in Times Square this Tuesday, June 7 along side famed NYC icon the "Naked Cowboy" (Robert Burck).

Collins will be bearing it all, donning just cowboy boots, hat, guitar and the signature Naked Cowboy underwear briefs, belting out songs, posing for pictures all in support of Tourette awareness and all who live with this misunderstood neurological disorder. Proceeds collected from the day will be donated to the NYC Chapter of the Tourette Association.

A slew of celebrity guests are expected to drop by and get their pictures snapped with Collins and Burck to show their support for the cause. Following the Times Square event, an after party celebration will be held at the famed Westside Tavern serving specialty cocktails such as the "Twist & Shout" and the "Triple Shake."

This event is to benefit and raise awareness for Tourette Syndrome.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014


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.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Keith Collins

What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological condition that causes children, teens, and adults to make sounds and movements that they don’t want to make and cannot control. These sounds and movements are called tics. TS an often misdiagnosed and misunderstood neurological disorder that’s a lot more common than people think. People with TS are not psychologically impaired, less intelligent, obstinate or purposefully disruptive. And contrary to what you may have heard, fully 85 to 90% are NOT prone to using inappropriate language.

Tonight is the 2014 Celebrity Benefit for Tourette Syndrome Awareness at NYC’s swanky Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge “Level R”. The event is hosted by Actor & Advocate Keith Collins, former NY Yankee Billy Sample, and Celebrity Photographer Steve Mack with a live performance by Delisco James formerly from AIDA on Broadway, winner of E! TV’s The Entertainer and current star of the Michael Jackson Tribute Tour.