World FTD Awareness Week


September 25 through October 2, 2016

Many countries, one world, one hope to #EndFTD

netherlands-fatherGlobal collaboration is the best way to improve quality of life for people facing FTD — and to drive treatment toward a cure. Together, we can bring hope for a future in which FTD is effectively diagnosed, treated, cured, and even prevented.

Taking part in World FTD Awareness Week is simple. Where-ever you live, you can hold your own Food for Thought event, as easy as serving some food to a group of friends, sharing your story and raising awareness of FTD one person at a time! Such events also make a great occasion to raise funds to support the fight against FTD.

Other ways to raise awareness include:

-Screening an FTD-related film, such as It Is What It Is or Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury.
-Hosting a gathering at a local restaurant.
-Hosting a press conference or any kind of cultural event.
-Take part via social media! {See guidance below}

Check back here frequently, to see new events around the world! 

World FTD Awareness Week — Calendar of Events

france9/25/2016 through 10/9/2016 — Food for Thought! We anticipate that more than 100 events (targeting all 50 states) will raise awareness and raise funds to support our mission to #endFTD.

9/25/2016 — With support from a generous donor, a new AFTD awareness ad will appear in the main section of the Sunday New York Times.

9/26/2016 — Two AFTD community members will appear on NBC’s “Today Show.” Tune in at 8:30 a.m. EST/7:30 CST/5:30 a.m. PST to see AFTD volunteer and donor Donald Newhouse join AFTD Medical Advisory Council member Dr. Ted Huey on air.

9/29/2016 — AFTD’s Hope Rising Benefit in New York City. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available! Can’t attend? Take part in a special Twitter Wall that evening — just use #EndFTD on Twitter between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST on the evening of the 29th!

10/2/2016 — Also with donor support, a 2nd new AFTD full-page awareness advertisement will appear in Section A of the Sunday New York Times. 

Social Media 

Be sure to share the following messages early and often throughout World FTD Awareness Week:

Many countries, one world, one hope to #endFTD.

Feel free to add your country, your state or province, or your town to your message! Find other social media ideas on page 2 of this flyer:

Printable Awareness Flyer

Find additional World FTD Awareness discussion on Facebook: