NEW YORK, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc., (TSA) has unveiled a 115-square foot display window in 10 Rockefeller Plaza, created to generate awareness and acceptance of all people living with the much misunderstood neurological disorder, Tourette Syndrome.
"We Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Us" is the personal message conveyed directly from those who struggle everyday with the symptoms of involuntary sounds and movements called "tics" which manifest in early childhood. There is no cure and the cause is still unknown.
The window at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, donated by EHE International, will be on display for the public from Friday, July 1 through Friday, July 29.
"We at EHE International are pleased to offer the Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. the window space for use in their mission to raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome and help reduce the stigma associated with it," said Deborah McKeever, EHE International President.
Judit Ungar, President of the TSA said, "We are so grateful for this unique opportunity to reach such a massive number of people on a daily basis. The awareness that will result from this display will undoubtedly create increased acceptance and understanding of Tourette Syndrome and the people who have it."
The display will also feature a video screening of a close-captioned version of the Emmy-Award winning TSA-HBO documentary, "I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me." This 30-minute film demystifies and humanizes what it's like to have TS by giving voice to children who have the disorder in a world that very rarely understands them as they struggle to fit in.
About the national Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
Founded in 1972, the TSA celebrates 39 years of service to the Tourette Syndrome community worldwide and has a three-pronged mission to identify the cause of, control the effects of and to find a cure for Tourette Syndrome through education, research and service. TSA has 33 chapters and more than 125 support groups throughout the country. For more information on TS, call 1-888-4-TOURET or visit http://tsa-usa.org.
About EHE International
Since 1913, EHE International has been the recognized leader in preventive medicine. Its clinical protocols are specifically designed for the early detection of preventable disease and its associated risk factors, supported by robust personal coaching and wellness tools and resources, and its industry leading educational and social engagement platforms. The company is well-known for its corporate-sponsored employee benefit, "EHE & Me," a patient-centered approach to preventive care and life-style management programs specifically designed for integration into self-funded employer-sponsored medical plans.
For more information, contact EHE International, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10020; 212.332.3705; www.EHEandMe.com.
Press contact: Tracy Colletti-Flynn, Tourette Syndrome Association, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-224-2999
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