A particular highlight was Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month reaching millions of people across the nation. We kicked off our National Awareness Walk at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where we witnessed an unprecedented number of attendees and once again
surpassed our fundraising goal. Together, we also spearheaded an engaging social media campaign, #TAA45. We worked with so many
incredible people who were willing to share their personal stories—their successes, failures, struggles, and victories. Stories of loneliness and confusion marked by hope and healing. This is what courage sounds like.
Working closely with the TAA leadership team and Board of Directors, we have identified and developed new strategic priorities for the Association. These efforts will continue into the new year, during which we will work to strengthen our operational capacity and infrastructure, increase programmatic impact and mission delivery, invest in our people, and foster even more connections to bolster organizational awareness. Our phenomenal doctors and practitioners continue to amaze and inspire us
with the breadth of their knowledge and deep commitment to the TS community.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to do so, please take advantage of the many resources, information and support that the Tourette Association has to offer. We invite you to become part of the process — whether through a donation or by participating in a special event. Our work to make life better for all people affected by Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders is only made possible by the support of the communities we serve.
The Tourette Association of America is a cohesive network of professionals and volunteers working together to make life better for all people affected by Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders. As we reflect on this year, we are both humbled to be leading this organization and working hard to make a difference.
Each year the TS community continues to inspire us with their outreach, dedication, and willingness to fight ignorance through education and advocacy, while helping us to raise money so we can continue touching lives. We truly couldn’t do it without you.
Amanda Talty and Randi Zemsky
What we do would not be possible without the help of so many generous supporters and members of the community. Your hard work and sacrifice has brought immeasurable light and happiness into the lives of others, and for this we thank you.