Fundraising Events

Connie Kunkle Memory Walk and Celebration of Life

Connie Kunkle, best known for being an on-air host on Evine (formerly ShopNBC) was diagnosed with FTD in 2015 and passed away in 2016. Her closest friends and family have planned a Memory Walk and Celebration of Life in her memory, centralized around a very special place to Connie: Lake Eola in Orlando, FL. All are welcome to attend the Memory Walk and walk in honor or memory of a love one who is or has suffered from anything, not just FTD.

All of the events proceeds will benefit AFTD’s With Love campaign. Please click here to visit the With Love page created in memory of Connie. Additionally, eight restaurants around Lake Eola are participating in a “giveback night” on the Friday of the Memory Walk. A percent of each bill that mentions the Memory Walk will be donated to AFTD. Please see the details below for more information on the events.

Memory Walk:

Celebration of Life:

Contact AFTD’s Grassroots Events Coordinator, Bridget Graham with any questions: bgraham@theaftd.org

Imperfectly Perfect Jewelry and With Love

Not long after her mom was diagnosed with FTD in 2014, Wendy started designing and making fashionable yet functional medical bracelets to help with communication issues common to the disease. Imperfectly Perfect Jewelry will be participating in With Love this year, in a special way. During the month of February, Imperfectly Perfect Jewelry will donate $5 to AFTD for every piece of jewelry purchased. Please click here to shop.

Running the Chicago Marathon for Laura

Daniel Ranti is running in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2017 in honor of his mom, Laura who has FTD. He is fundraising on Crowdrise to benefit AFTD in the months leading up to his race. Dan has already raised more than half of his $5,000 goal with the help of his generous supporters! Please click here to view his fundraiser and follow his story as he prepares to run 26.2 miles to #endFTD.

4th Annual “Help Josh Find a Cure…” FTD Golf Outing and Dinner

The 4th Annual “Help Josh Find a Cure for—The Other Dementia—FTD Golf Outing and Dinner” is on July 22, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, IL. Enjoy an afternoon on the range, a delicious evening dinner and opportunities to win prizes, auction and raffle items. All funds raised go to AFTD towards research for a cure. For more information, click here.

11th Annual George F. Sidoris Memorial Golf Outing

The 11th Annual George F. Sidoris Memorial Golf Outing will be held on July 23, 2016 at the Lost Nation Golf Course in Willoughby, OH. The event includes a shotgun start (4 person scramble format), pig roast dinner, raffle and contests like closest to the pin and most accurate drive. For more information, click here.