Archive for December, 2009

Camp Twitch and Shout- The Movie

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Camp Twitch and Shout logo

I’m excited to share two video clips with you. Camp Twitch and Shout-The Movie (a 30 minute documentary) and a 7 minute preview of what Camp Twitch and Shout is all about. They were put together by Emmett “Butch” Williams, one of my former counselors from Camp Sabra when I was growing up. Emmett spent a week with us at Camp Twitch and Shout to film what we were all about.

These movies will give you insight of what it is like to have Tourette syndrome and what we deal with on a daily basis. At the same time, it will show you why Camp Twitch and Shout needs to be supported and the difference we are making in the lives of children and adults with TS.

Camp Twitch and Shout provides an opportunity for children with Tourette syndrome to join others who are similar to themselves and just have fun for one week. Our goal, is that those memories made will stick with everyone for a lifetime. I believe these movies will show you what happened for one week and how that week changed lives forever!

This is why I have also started The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc. To raise money to help support Camp Twitch and Shout and other camps and programs like this for children with Tourette syndrome around the country. If you are interested in making a donation, visit

June 27-July 2, 2010 will be the dates for this year’s Camp Twitch and Shout, located just outside of Atlanta, GA. Applications will be ready around February 1st. We will be looking for both campers and volunteers from around the country to attend.

Enjoy the movies and as always, thanks for the support!

Cheers, Brad

Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc. is Launched!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Now accepting donations!

It’s official, The Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc. (BCTF) is up and running. I’m honored to announce that my Foundation has been established as a non-profit 501(c)(3). Donations can me made and they will be tax deductible.

The mission of the Foundation is to help those with Tourette syndrome follow their dreams to be successful in life. I have my own vision of where I’d like to see things go over the years, but for now I’d like to focus on raising money to help children with TS so they can go to camps like Camp Twitch and Shout. I don’t want to see one person denied from camp because of financial reasons. Camp scholarships will provide a way for children to attend these types of camps. My ultimate goal is to make camp a free for all children.

This is where you can help me challenge perceptions and embrace differences! Donate now to help me with this initiative!

Visit my temporary Foundation website at:


Choose a donor level that best fits your needs. You may donate online and a tax receipt will be sent to you via email directly after the transaction, or feel free to send a check to the address listed on the website.

As the Foundation begins to grow, we are looking for some addition help with 1) Website design and development, 2) Grant opportunities, 3) Newsletter development, 4) Fund-raising ideas and helpers to organize, 5) Database development 6) Other ideas you have that could help us out. Please Share!

I have set my goals high and I know with your support the BCTF will make a difference. I’m really excited about this new project with the Foundation. As always, I appreciate all the support from my family, friends and those of you who believe in my story.

Look us up on Facebook too! Search for the group Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, Inc. Help me spread the word! As always, thanks in advance for your support!

Cheers, Brad

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"Brad Cohen is a walking billboard for the idea of living positively. He is like a cold drink on a hot day--refreshing, energizing, and likely to put a smile on your face."
Tim Shriver - Chairman of Special Olympics

"I have observed the magic of Brad Cohen in the classroom. He has turned Tourette Syndrome into an asset, and his life into inspiration."
Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia

"Brad Cohen's story is a triumph of hope, determination, will and relentless good humor."
Peter J. Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Professor and
Associate Head of Biological Sciences,
Purdue University

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