There is still time to get involved and donate!
Food 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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.”
Download and view or print the PDF from the AFTD web site
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
Location: Arden Courts Memory Care, 45 South Rd, Farmington, CT.
RSVP: email@example.com 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).
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.