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Tourette Association Of America’s Premier Celebration Gala Raises $3.4 Million

Honoring Ken Moelis and Featuring USA Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Anthony Ervin and Sheila Nevins of HBO

Press Release – Bayside, New York – The Tourette Association of America (TAA), the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, hosted its premier Celebration Gala on Monday, November 6th at CAPITALE in the Bowery. In celebration of 45 years as an organization, the evening raised over $3.4 million in support of the Tourette Association of America and its mission to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

Honored at the gala was investment banker Ken Moelis, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company. The night featured special guests Anthony Ervin, USA Olympic swimmer and four-time medalist, and Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films and author of You Don’t Look Your Age and Other Fairy Tales, who, along with her son and TAA Board Member David Koch, read a passage reflecting on their experience with Tourette Syndrome from her book to guests.

“It was a fantastic evening celebrating 45 years of incredible work by the Tourette Association of America, which wouldn’t be possible without our many ambassadors, chapters, and supporters throughout the country,” said John Miller, President and CEO of Tourette Association of America. “We are extremely grateful to those who attended this year’s gala as we raised record funds to help those affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.”

All proceeds from the Gala support the Tourette Association of America and its mission to make life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.

About the Tourette Association of America

Founded in 1972, the TAA is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The premier nationwide organization serving this community, the Association works to raise awareness, advance research and provide on-going support. The TAA directs a network of 32 Chapters and support groups across the country. For more information on Tourette and Tic Disorders, call 1-888-4-TOURET and visit us at tourette.org, and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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