CBS This Morning’s
David Begnaud, New York Public Activist Jumanne Williams honored
at annual Tourette Association of America gala
Bayside, New York – Nov. 19,
2019 – The Tourette
Association of America (TAA), the premier national nonprofit
organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder
community, this week presented David Begnaud, lead
national correspondent for CBS This Morning, with an award for
his work in advancing the organization’s mission.
year Begnaud went public with his personal story about
living with Tourette and has since worked with the TAA to
continue to raise awareness of the condition.
“I will make
it an obligation of mine to continue to tell my story,” said
Begnaud, who personally accepted the award at the TAA’s
annual Gala at CAPITALE in the Bowery in New York City.
“Telling our story prompts people to tell their own.
Let's make that our obligation to raise awareness. Tell your
story. It's so powerful.”
New York City
Public Activist Jumanne Williams served as the keynote
speaker, sharing his own experiences with Tourette and mental
jazz pianist Michael Wolff provided entertainment.
“We’re making headway in raising awareness, thanks to the
efforts of David, Jumanne and so many others who are using their
platforms and personal experiences to educate people about
Tourette,” said TAA CEO Amanda Talty. “Events like our
Gala are critical to helping us raise the necessary funding to
continue supporting the Tourette community through education,
research and outreach.”
guests attended the event, which raised $850,000.
All proceeds from the Gala
support the Tourette Association of America and its mission to
make life better for those affected by Tourette and Tic
About the Tourette Association
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