ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA RAISES $1 MILLION AT 2018 GALA
Performance by America’s Got Talent Finalist & Comedian
Samuel J. Comroe
December 2, 2018 -– Tourette
Association of America (TAA), the premier national non-profit
organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder
community, today announced that it raised over $1 million at the
organization’s annual Gala at CAPITALE in the Bowery, gathering
hundreds from the TS community. Honored at the event was
Domenick A. Cama, President and Chief Operating Officer of
Investors Bancorp and Investors Bank. The night featured a
comedic performance by America’s Got Talent and Comedian Samuel
J. Comroe and a musical performance by Trevor Smith.
are so grateful to everyone who came out despite the winter
storm to show their support for individuals that struggle every
day with the challenges having Tourette Syndrome or another Tic
Disorder presents,” said Amanda Talty, President and CEO of the
Tourette Association of America. “This tremendous support will
allow the TAA to fund innovative research, provide meaningful
education, and raise the necessary awareness to remove the
stigma and improve the lives of all people affected by this
Domenick A. Cama’s award was accepted by his son Michael on his
behalf. “Receiving this honor from the Tourette Association of
America is extremely humbling and a true honor,” said Mr. Cama.
“My family and I are proud to support and work with an amazing
organization that is doing so much for the Tourette community.”
Comedian Samuel Comroe was a crowd pleaser and shared how he
uses humor to deal with the trials and tribulations of living
with Tourette Syndrome, including his experience being bullied.
Comroe’s performance at the Gala was one of more than 100 clubs
and colleges that he performs at across the nation.
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. For more information and
to get involved, please visit tourette.org.
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 over 80 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.