From the AFTD web site:
“Inspired by the day dedicated to love–Valentine’s Day–AFTD’s With Love campaign is an opportunity for you to honor or remember a loved one impacted by FTD. During the month of February,
you can share your story of love, spread FTD awareness and raise funds to support AFTD’s mission simply by creating a fundraiser. Over the past five years, this campaign has raised more than $247,000 to fight this disease. Will you choose to fight FTD, With Love?” More info. To Donate.
The CT FTD Foundation will be hosting their annual wine tasting on March 11, 2017 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Bristol. I went last year, it was wonderful! Great venue, good food, entertainment, raffle items and a very worthy cause.
You can go to their web site to buy tickets which are $35 when bought in advance. Please contact them with any questions, or if you have anything you would like to contribute to the raffle. email@example.com.
On Sunday, October 16, 2016, Esther and Keith Harvey from The Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation, Inc. educated people about FTD during the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in the Greater Hartford, CT area. An awareness table was offered with information on FTD, AFTD and The Connecticut Frontotemporal Dementia Foundation, Inc. Thank you, Esther and Keith, for spreading much needed FTD awareness!
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.
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.
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. 🙂
Would you like to know about some of the Food for Thought events? Read the stories, help them achieve their goals. Click here to see them.
Food for Thought is a grassroots campaign created to educate people about FTD, while raising money to help fight this disease. This year it is timed to run during World FTD Awareness Week, and one week beyond, from September 25 through October 9, 2016.
One event has already raised over $38,000, the Third Annual Colonial Electric Food for Thought Charity Event, Steve Bellwoar, King of Prussia, PA. Nice going!!!
The inaugural Hope Rising Benefit is the largest event of its kind ever hosted by AFTD, targeting increased awareness of FTD and support needed to accelerate AFTD’s mission.
Those gathered on 9/29 will play a vital role in advancing: collaborative research; increased awareness; vital support for those directly impacted; education for healthcare professionals; and advocacy for appropriate, affordable services.
Three members of the AFTD community, Donald Newhouse, AFTD Board member Kathy Newhouse Mele, and Daniel Hedaya, will host the event.
The evening will celebrate one of AFTD’s most generous supporters, David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications, who will be honored with the Susan Newhouse & Si Newhouse Award of Hope.
The event takes place at The Pierre Hotel in New York City on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Details.
Here is the World FTD Awareness flyer. You can download it here as a PDF if you wanted to print it and share.