On Sunday, May 21, 2017, the Tourette Association of America will be holding it's annual National tiChallenge and Family Fun Walk! Over 300 individuals attend in support of the Association's mission -- making life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.
There will be music, food, and performers, but to add to the family fun we are looking for a few good face-painters to volunteer their time for the day! We will provide the facepaint, just need your talent! Must know how to face-paint, be able to accomodate a large crowd, and have patience with children.
We hope you can join us!
Marketing opportunities are available in exhcange for your time. The Tourette Association will also provide a letter of recognition as proof of time volunteered. Volunteers will be asked to fill out a form to provide basic information and may need to provide references.
Contact Robert Fox, Team Tourette Event Contact
Contact Theodore Perdik, Team Tourette Event Manager
718-224-2999 ext 226
- Tourette is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders.
- These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting).
- Non-tic features, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties, often develop in affected individuals.
- Symptoms in Tic Disorders can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce quality of life.
- While some treatments are available for people with Tourette and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent and medications are often ineffective.
- Youth Services
- Outdoor Recreation
- Theater Arts
- Child Welfare
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 2-5 hours