With Thanksgiving just days away, I’d like to offer a note of thanks and appreciation to the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder community. Your involvement has made a tremendous impact on the awareness and understanding of the disorder. Thank you to our generous donors. It is because of you that we are able to deliver new programming and resources, most notably information for adults, emerging adults, and online support to underserved areas.
Thank you to TAA staff, boards, committees, and Chapters & Support Groups. You are our mission in action and help make our initiatives come to life. As I reflect on the year I feel proud of the work we’ve done, but our efforts do not stop during the holidays. The coming days and weeks ahead will be some of the busiest of the year.
To kick-off the season of giving, we hosted the 2019 annual Gala honoring David Begnaud, Lead National Correspondent for CBS This Morning, on November 18. The event raised more than $850,000 and featured empowering messages from David, TAA Youth Ambassadors Mia Mantei and Jordan Falkenstern, NYC Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams, and an amazing performance by the Michael Wolff Trio.
We all know the best deals are on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it’s Giving Tuesday that’s the most rewarding. For this international day of giving, we are calling on you to join the movement and support the TAA by making a donation, hosting a Facebook fundraiser, or by sharing our important messages throughout the day.
As we gather to celebrate with our families please remember those in the community who are not as fortunate. The TAA remains steadfast in providing hope and support to those individuals in need. Make a tax-deductible donation before December 31 and your donation will be doubled thanks to the Ochsman Foundation. That’s two times the impact, two times the people served, two times the information delivered nationally, and two times the opportunity for awareness.
Because of you, tomorrow is full of promise.