AFTD’s Food for Thought

FfTlogoFood for Thought (FFT) is a grassroots fundraising and awareness-raising campaign designed to rally as many supporters of AFTD as possible during the first week of October (5th – 12th) across the U.S.   Our collective effort to raise awareness will hopefully draw the media’s attention and garner some great press for FTD.

As we all know, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a life-altering disease for those affected as well as their loved ones. Yet it is little known and poorly understood. This campaign seeks to make more people aware of FTD while involving some food/drink and a little education. Event hosts can plan and organize any type of event as long as food is included.

AFTD’s Food for Thought Goal: To have at least one person in every state host a Food for Thought event! And, as a little incentive, we’re throwing out a challenge: the state that hosts the most number of events will get a page on AFTD’s website dedicated to their Food for Thought stories for an entire year. Each organizer will get a picture and a short write-up about their Food for Thought event…and bragging rights until next October! Congratulations to Connecticut – last year’s winner with six events!

So…are you hungry enough to take a bite out of FTD? Ready to join people from Maine to California who will share a meal and provide some FTD education with their friends and family (and hopefully the media)? If so, we want to hear from you – fill out the FFT Contact Form! Contact AFTD’s volunteer manager, Kerri Barthel, at or (267) 514-7221 with any questions.

We’re looking forward to seeing what all of our voices together can do to raise awareness of FTD! Don’t sit this one out…we have a great opportunity to make a REAL difference and draw national attention to FTD!

In 2013, the campaign raised approximately $50,000 with events in 25 states and 5 Canadian provinces.  Click here for the state that held the most number of events in 2013!


Serve some Food.   Share your Story.  Spread the Word