Food for Thought 2016 Ends Tomorrow

There is still time to get involved and donate!

FfTlogoFood for Thought (FFT), the grassroots campaign created to educate people about FTD, while raising money to help fight this disease, started on September 25 and ends on October 9, 2016.

Here is a link to events accepting online donations.

 

 

The AFTD inaugural benefit in New York City last week

On September 29, the AFTD held its inaugural benefit, Hope Rising, in New York City at the Pierre Hotel.

More than 400 people attended. Paula Zahn emceed and Tony-Award winning performer Kelli O’Hara sang for the evening’s guests.

Olivia Goldring and Susan Suchan, who has been diagnosed with FTD/PPA, shared their personal perspectives on how FTD impacts individuals and families, and their hopes for the future.

Check out the program, worth looking at.

Read about it at The NY Social Diary. Scroll down to the second article.

See some photos at BroadwayWorld.com

More at the AFTD site – http://www.theaftd.org/newsroom/hope-rising, including Susan Suchan’s video.

 

Australian FTD Event … “A Black Tie Dinner That Will Never Happen”

I got a kick out of this, a clever idea ….

“The Australian FTD Association invites people to a special black-tie dinner that will never happen!

You won’t have to dress up, leave the comfort of your home or find a babysitter

….. we wanted to apply every dollar raised to achieving our objectives.

THANK YOU for giving us your support and NOT being part of our first fundraising dinner!”

You can visit the Australian FTD Association at www.theaftd.org.au and while you are there, buy some tickets. 🙂

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A Second FTD Awareness Ad in the Sunday NY Times Today

A 2nd new FTD full-page awareness ad appeared today, 10/2/2016, in the main section of the Sunday New York Times, thanks to support from a generous donor.

The first one appeared last Sunday, 9/25/2016. View.

“Living with FTD is Hard. Living Without Help is Harder.”

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Download and view or print the PDF from the AFTD web site

FTD Caregiver Support Group Meetings in October

New York City

Dates: Wednesday, October 5th and 19th, 4:30pm to 5:45pm.

360 LevMeeting Location : CaringKind, (formerly the NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association) 360 Lexington Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY. Two blocks from Grand Central Terminal.Facilitator : Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC  – 212-305-7382 – JG2673@cumc.columbia.eduRSVP required. Please contact Jill if you are interested in attending.Meets: Twice Monthly, First and Third Wednesday, 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Connecticut

Fairfield County – This group is in the process of being formed. If you are interested, send an email to Ed Fitzgerald.

Farmington, CT – about 1 hour 15 min from the Westport area

Date: Sunday, October 16th, 1:00-2:30pm  

Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT.
RSVP: info@ctftdfoundation.org to confirm.

The CT FTD Foundation has a support group meeting for all caregiver’s and families/friends who have a loved one diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).

Courtyard-003The support group meetings are a chance for everyone to share their experiences and express concerns. It also gives a chance to share ideas that have worked for other caregivers going through the same experience. Meetings are informal.

You are welcome to bring your loved one with FTD, Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room. Please just let us know in advance if your loved one will attend.

Meetings are the third Sunday of every month at Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT. Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm. Hosted by the CT FTD Foundation, meetings are free. For more information contact info@ctftdfoundation.org.