Food for Thought Campaign 2017

Although frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a devastating disease for all whose lives it touches, it remains far too little known and poorly understood. If you’d like to help to change that, AFTD’s Food for Thought (FFT) campaign is for you.

Launching during World FTD Awareness Week, the campaign will run from September 24 through October 8, 2017, so there’s still plenty of time to plan an event!

Event hosts tell their stories and make people personally aware of FTD, while serving food and raising funds to support AFTD’s mission. Any event can be part of Food for Thought – even a “virtual” one online – as long as food and FTD education are involved.

Don’t sit this one out. Click here to be contacted by an AFTD representative and receive an official Food for Thought campaign folder! Need inspiration right away? View a digital copy of the toolkit to help plan and promote your event. Also, check out the campaign’s official fundraising page via the Classy platform.

Thank you for your interest in hosting an AFTD Food for Thought event. By hosting a Food for Thought event, your actions can bring solace and hope to others facing the toughest challenge of their lives.


Public FFT 2017 Events:

Host: Kathy Ritchie
Date: 9/24/2017
Location: Beatitudes Campus, Elaine’s Fine Dining Restaurant (1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85021)
Event: Once again, CADA has partnered with Beatitudes Campus, My Wine Helpers, Pillsbury Wine Company, Chateau Tumbleweed, Arizona Stronghold, Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery, Superstition Meadery and JAW Cellars, to host a delicious, five-course dinner, featuring beautiful wines from around the state. Guests will hear from caregivers and dementia experts. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the AFTD.
Contact: cadaphoenix@gmail.com

Host: The Tremont, IL AFTD Support Group
Date: 10/1/2017
Location: Zion Lutheran Church (Pulaski St., Lincoln, IL)
Event: Chili dinner for church members, families and friends.
Contact: katrina.hellman@att.net

Host: Chuck Anastasia
Date: 10/3, 10, 17, 24, 31/2017
Location: Not Your Average Joe’s Restaurant (1125 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771)
Event: This event will take place in the course of 5 Tuesdays in October, 2017. This fundraiser is being organized by the local AFTD support group which meets monthly in East Providence, with approximately 42 FTD patients and family caregivers who share information and experiences as we all learn to cope with this disease.
Contact: chuck.anastasia@gmail.com

Host: Bonnie Shepherd
Date: 10/5/2017
Location: 2200 Parkway Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Event: Cocktails, light dinner, AFTD dessert and short presentation.
Contact: bbshepherd@comcast.net

Host: Terry Pontious
Date: 9/27/2017
Location: Roseland Lanes (Broadway Ave, Oakwood, OH)
Event: Doing a bake sale at my husband’s bowling league. Will do for two Wednesday’s during Food for Thought.
Contact: angels9762@aol.com

Host: Cathy Sperrick
Date: 10/1/2017
Location: Abandon Brewing Company (2994 Merritt Hill Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527)
Event: The brewery will be open and in addition to beer, we will have food (BBQ), and music. We are located in a restored 1800’s barn with a beautiful view overlooking Keuka Lake. A portion of proceeds from the day will go to AFTD. In addition, we have guest servers and all tips will be donated as well. There will be an information table for educational materials and where donations can be made.
Contact: cathysp@homeleasing.net

Host: Nicole DeLeve
Date: 10/4/2017
Location: Teocali Mexican Restaurant (2512 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO 64108)
Event: Teocali will be donating 20% to AFTD.
Contact: ndeleve@gmail.com

Host: Diane Cole
Date: 9/27/2017
Location: Coach’s Bar & Grille (2528 Glenlord Road, Stevensville, MI 49127)
Event: Giveback event 10% of total food and beverage sales will be donated.
Contact: dianecole@comcast.net

Host: Rona Klein
Date: 10/16/2017
Location: Temple Emanuel (201 Oakwood Dr., Winston Salem, NC)
Event: We are having a Baked Ziti & Spaghetti dinner with salad and garlic bread. Take out is available. The donation cost is $10. We will be showing a film also in the Social Hall of the sanctuary building.
Contact: points14@live.com

Host: Tam Smith
Date: 9/30/2017
Location: Kenilworth Apartment Clubhouse (95 Street and Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66207)
Event: Garage sale.
Contact: rsofan@aol.com

Host: Karen Smith
Date: 9/29/2017
Location: Albemarle County Office Building Vinegar Hill Toastmasters (VA)
Event: Short speech on FTD.
Contact: kals@embarqmail.com

Host: Ryan Windhorst
Date: 9/30/2017
Location: Dairy Queen (Mt. Vernon, Marion, Centralia, and Fairfield, IL)
Event: On 9/30 the Dairy Queen restaurants participating will donate a portion of sales to AFTD; the online link will allow people to donate online if they can’t go to a restaurant. FTD awareness and communication about the event will take place via Facebook. The pamphlets on FTD will be available at the participating Dairy Queens the day of the event.
Contact: nitrdr1@hotmail.com

Host: Jennifer Morabito
Date: 9/29/2017
Location: Jen’s house (MD)
Event: This is an in-home Pampered Chef show. There will be an online link for direct orders for anyone who is interested. This is a Pampered Chef show which will focus on making fast, healthy food for families who are overwhelmed with home care. It will be in my home, and we will devote part of the show time to discussing FTD and how AFTD can help. Pampered Chef has a structure already where a portion of the sales will be directly pulled out and a check made out to AFTD.
Contact: jcmorabito@yahoo.com

Host: Jennifer Morabito
Date: 10/8/2017
Location: This event will be held as an in-home fundraiser. We can also deliver cakes that have been ordered as part of Cindy’s Cakes (MD).
Event: We will be offering miniature cakes for suggested donations ($4 for regular, $5 for gluten-free). Interested people can order these cakes online, and we will deliver in Maryland or ship for an additional donation. Please see our Classy page for more information and payment options. All supplies for baking are being donated, so all donations received for the cakes will go to AFTD.
Contact: jcmorabito@yahoo.com

Host: Shirley Gordon
Date: 10/8/2017
Location: Will be held at my church and a restaurant and local 5k fun run/walk (NH).
Event: I am going to hold 2 different events. One is at the where my husband I belong. I will be speaking and educating about FTD. I also have contacted a restaurant where I will set up a small table to hand out pamphlets and speak about FTD, I will be telling my story. I also will be participating in a 5k fun run/walk.
Contact: shirlgrdn@yahoo.com

Host: Amber Parker
Date: 9/28/2018
Location: LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center (3161 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy, Suite 2, Wasilla, AK 99654)
Event: Open house.
Contact: amberp@linksprc.org

Host: Jan Keller
Date: 9/23/2017
Location: Paradise Elks Lodge (1100 Elk Lane, Paradise, CA)
Event: Zumbathon for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Recommended donation of $10. This is co-sponsored by ATria Senior Living.
Contact: cruizinfools@att.net

Host: Amy OBryant
Date: 9/26/2017
Location: Paulina, LA.
Event: I am selling lunches to a couple of refineries around my home. My husband is the control systems guy at one, at his brother is a turnaround planner at the other. Also, Chick-Fil-A is donating % of sales for the day.
Contact: obryantamy@yahoo.com

Host: Steph McLain
Date: 9/24/2017
Location: Virtual (Austin, TX.)
Event: I am having a virtual/online/Facebook pampered chef party with 5-10 hosts and unlimited number of guests. The event will run from sept. 24-29 it will be primarily on Facebook on various hosts’ Facebook pages. (Consultant: Crystie Ham). 20% of proceeds will go to the aftd once total sold reaches $1000.there will be a raffle with varied number of tickets given to hosts based on dollar amount sold. Consultant will draw and present/ship prize at end of event on sept. 29th. I hope to post recipes related to brain health throughout the week and Crystie will post daily also. I will also post about FTD and try to incorporate what I can with diet and easy meal prep for caregivers and busy families.
Contact: steph.ftd@gmail.com

Host: Nancy Cummings
Date: 10/3/2017
Location: The Standish Community Center (421 W. Columbia Street, Cohoes, NY 12047)
Event: Please join us for an evening of food and entertainment. We will be sharing stories, raising awareness and funds to support AFTD’s mission. Donations will be gratefully accepted.
Contact: cumminn@mail.amc.edu

Host: Adriana Kipper-Smith
Date: 10/5/2017
Location: Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Luton Conference Room (1601 23rd Avenue S., Nashville, TN)
Event: FTD Awareness Event with Dr. Bruce Miller (UCSF). Dr. Miller holds a distinguished Professorship in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He directs the busy UCSF dementia center clinical evaluations and oversees the clinical and research programs at the Memory and Aging Center. Dr. Miller is a behavioral neurologist and is the principal investigator of the NIH-sponsored Alzheimer’s disease Research Center (ADRC) and program project on FTD.
Contact: adriana.kipper@vanderbilt.edu

Host: Jamie Gordon
Date: 9/29/2017
Location: Reams Grocery Store Parking Lot (2640 W 9000 S, West Jordan, UT 84088)
Event: We have had donations from people that we know that are baking some treats to donate and sell.
Contact: jamiegordon416@gmail.com

SERVE SOME FOOD. SHARE YOUR STORY. SPREAD THE WORD.