Connecticut Food for Thought – 2013 Winner

The state with the most number of Food for Thought events taking place the first week of October 2013 was…Connecticut!  Coming in with SIX Food for Thought events, the hosts in Connecticut took raising awareness of FTD to new heights.  Here is a short description of each Connecticut event.

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Monday, September 30
– From 6 – 8 p.m. at Mediterranean Kitchen and Pizza City in Norwalk, people enjoyed pizza, and 10% of the proceeds went to AFTD.  Event host: Ed Fitzgerald

Corey Fitzgerland, Mediterranean Kitchen Owner Erkan Palik & Ed Fitzgerald

Corey Fitzgerland, Mediterranean Kitchen Owner Erkan Palik & Ed Fitzgerald

Tuesday, October 1st – At the Friendly’s in Southington, people enjoyed ice cream and other treats as the restaurant donated 20% of the day’s sales to AFTD.  Event hosts: Meghan Roscoe & Harvey family

Wednesday, October 2nd –A wine & cheese social at Arden Courts of Farmington helped to educate healthcare professionals on the signs and symptoms of FTD.  Attendees watched the It Is What It Is documentary while enjoying a glass of wine.  Event hosts: Rebekah Wilson, Meghan Roscoe & Harvey FamilyT

Thursday, October 3rd – At the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut in Plantsville, attendees listened to Genetic Counselor Jill Goldman from the Taub Institute of Columbia University speak about FTD.  Event hosts: Meghan Roscoe & Harvey family

 Keith Harvey, Esther Harvey, Jill Goldman, Meghan Roscoe and Shannon Harvey

Keith Harvey, Esther Harvey, Jill Goldman, Meghan Roscoe and Shannon Harvey at Food for Thought event in Plantsville, CT

Friday, October 4th – A bake sale took place at the Summit at Plantsville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, to raise money for AFTD and to raise awareness of FTD.  Event hosts: Meghan Roscoe & Harvey family

Monday, October 7th – Chili’s in Shelton donated 10% of sales to AFTD for each person who dined and presented a special AFTD flyer.  Approximately 50 people attended in honor of Margie’s mom.  Each guest received AFTD’s trifold brochure and an FTD awareness bracelet.  Event host: Margie Gonzalez

 

 

 

AFTD is extremely grateful to these event hosts and the hard work that they—and all event hosts across the country—put into making the first-ever Food for Thought campaign a big success!