See below for info on up-coming events: Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month – 5/15-6/16; 19th Annual Tee-Off for Tourette Charity Golf Event – Monday, 10/28/2013.
About Tourette's Syndrome
Tourette's syndrome is a neurobehavioral (brain-based) movement disorder characterized by motor and vocal tics. Beginning in childhood, it causes those affected to make movements and noises they cannot control. Additionally, many are plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and/or learning problems. Although medication may help control the symptoms, as of yet there is no cure. The Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas, one of the largest TSA Chapters in the country, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We raise funds to directly assist Texas area families and children in crisis, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
TSA of Texas Mission Statement
The Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas supports the medical, educational and social needs of Texans with Tourette's syndrome and their families. Our programs and services include professional counseling; a unique Medical Assistance Program; an annual children's Camp du Ballon Rouge weekend; educational programs and In-Service presentations; scholarships and direct client services; Support Groups; Youth Ambassador Program; and family events and activities, all free of charge to our families.
May 15 through May 16
Help us inform others about TS. Watch Facebook for special events or download an Awareness Month Event Kit here. Download information about TS from
2013 TS AWARENESS EVENTS –
TSA of TEXAS
Friday, May 17
Denise Rite, TSA of Texas Tyler-Longview Area Support Group leader, will provide information about Tourette’s at the East Texas Center for Independent Living, 4713 Troup Highway, Tyler, TX 75703. Contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, May 18
Michael Conway, TSA of Texas President, will compete in Ironman, Texas, at The Woodlands. Michael’s competition helps raise awareness for TS and TSA of Texas.
Sunday, May 19
Sheryl Kadmon, TSA of Texas Executive Director, will share information about Tourette's syndrome at the Friendship Circle mini health fair from 3-5pm at Congregation Beth Yeshuran, 4525 Beechnut St Houston, TX 77096
Saturday, May 25
Amy Lopez, North Texas/Dallas TS Support Group Leader, will host a TS information booth at the Stars & Stripes Car & Bike Show, 11am to 3pm, Dallas Harley Davidson, 1334 W. Centerville Road, Garland, TX.
Through May 31
The initial round of voting for KONA Inspired has been extended through May 31. PLEASE CONTINUE TO VOTE EVERY DAY SO THAT WE MAKE THE SECOND ROUND to help raise awareness of TS in general AND our TSA of Texas children's du Ballon Rouge in particular. PLEASE to click on the "VOTE FOR THIS" button at the bottom left of Michael's video. You do not even have to wait for the video to finish before you vote. AND -- you can vote MULTIPLE TIMES!!!! KONA Video of Michael Conway
Saturday, June 1
Learn about Tourette's Syndrome at HOOPS FOR HOPE! Saturday, June 1 at the Bay City Middle School Gym, Bay City, TX. Basketball tournament, moonwalk, train, raffle, balloon release, delicious food, as well as TS information. Donations of any size are welcomed and sponsorships are available! Contact Crystal at email@example.com or the TSA of Texas office at TouretteTexas@aol.com
SAVE THE DATE:
MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2013
Tee-Off for Tourette
19th Annual Charity Golf Event
Canongate at The Woodlands –
Panther Trail Course
2311 North Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
How to get involved: help spread the word, become a sponsor, participate as an individual golfer, organize a 4-person golf team, donate items for golfer goodie bags, donate items for door prizes, donate items to silent auction, purchase dinner/auction tickets.
Daryl and Barbara Brister
Tee-Off for Tourette Chairpersons
26702 Brynn Branch Lane
Katy, TX 77494
WATCH for more info soon on
our Tee-Off page.
HUGE THANKS to our Sponsors, Donors, Teams, Auction Buyers and Volunteers who made the 2013 T4T a Texas-sized success!
SAVE THE DATE for our 3rd annual
Targets for Tourette's
Sporting Clays Shoot
Friday, March 21, 2014
CLICK HERE for details from 2013
Association of Texas
du Ballon Rouge
118 children were treated to our 11th Annual Camp du Ballon Rouge weekend Friday, April 19 through
Sunday, April 21, 2013 – a new record!
We could not do this without our physicians, nurses, counselors, staff and donors – many thanks to you all. Watch our Camp page for photos from the weekend soon.
THANK YOU to our Chairmen, Honorees, Guests, Sponsors and Donors at our January 24, 2013 Gala Fundraiser "Hope in Bloom."
Hope In Bloom was held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Houston Country Club. Our Chairmen Edlyn and David Pursell helped us honor Carol Brady, Ph.D., Michael Conway and Jay Tarnow, M.D. for their many years of support and service to TSA of Texas.