Host an Event
The AFTD-Team is comprised of every grassroots fundraiser, organizer and participant who steps up to raise awareness and funds for AFTD. The AFTD-Team is a force to be reckoned with, having raised more than $1.9 million since 2009. Fundraisers may be spread from coast to coast, but they are all driven by a common goal of funding research, care, treatment and ultimately a cure. The AFTD-Team stands behind this declaration: I’m here to Fight This Disease.
Planning a fundraiser for AFTD doesn’t have to be time consuming. Our online fundraising platform, Classy, makes it easy. A fundraiser can be as simple as sharing your story with friends and family or as elaborate as you can dream up!
AFTD has several fundraising campaigns, as well as tons of creative fundraisers who come up with their own ideas throughout the year:
1. With Love is a virtual campaign held each February, with a specific focus on Valentine’s Day. AFTD asks people to create a fundraising page through our online giving platform and share their story of loving someone with FTD. Anyone impacted by FTD is encouraged to share their story.
2. Race Season is our most active campaign, taking place in the spring and summer months. AFTD links up with race hosts across the country and forms teams for local community members to participate in. Walk or run, there’s a race for everyone from a 5K to a marathon. AFTD’s branded tent will be at each race as an opportunity for team members to gather and newcomers to learn.
3. Food for Thought is a fundraising campaign focusing on food and FTD education. Held the last week of September and first week of October, FFT encompasses World FTD Awareness Week. During this time, people across the world host bake sales, restaurant benefit nights, happy hours and much more.
4. Independent Events are a great way to raise awareness and funds, year round. Do you have an idea that’s not covered by the above three campaigns? AFTD supports our community members by helping them plan and execute a successful event from their own imagination. Past independent events have included golf tournaments, races, product sales and many more.
Interested in attending an AFTD event? Visit the AFTD-Team Facebook page for updates on events taking place across the country! For more information about participating in any of AFTD’s campaigns or planning your own event, contact Bridget Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.