Fundraising Events

Dishcloths for a Cause

Laura Dropps of Minnesota is selling handmade dishcloths to benefit AFTD on her Etsy page. What makes these dishcloths so special? Each one is knitted by her aunt who has FTD. You can shop her page and help fight this disease (and dirty dishes) here:

“Hang It to Cure FTD”

Sharon and Rod Hall of Georgia are creating an FTD focused calendar for 2018, titled: Celebrating Life with Family, Friends and Fun. The calendar will feature pictures of people diagnosed with FTD alongside their family and friends.

All proceeds from the calendar sales through this independent fundraiser will be donated to AFTD. Sharon is now accepting orders via this order form and calendars are expected to ship October 2017. Please send order form and payment to Sharon, not AFTD.

Calendar Sample ~

AFTD sincerely appreciates Sharon and Rod’s support!

Workbook for Caregivers = Donations to AFTD

Robin Albright wrote and illustrated “12 Tiny Well-being Tips for Caregivers” to help caregivers take care of themselves, so that they can take care of others. The interactive book not only offers self-care tips, but also coloring pages and resources. Being a caregiver herself for more than 10 years, Robin wants to “pay it forward” by donating a portion of each book sale to AFTD. For more information and to purchase the book, please visit Robin’s website:

Imperfectly Perfect Jewelry

Imperfectly Perfect Jewelry is partnering with AFTD to help find a cure…

In 2016, two years after her mom was diagnosed with FTD in 2014, Wendy from Massachusetts started designing and making fashionable yet functional medical bracelets to help with communication issues common to the disease. After hearing and realizing her handcrafted work could benefit others, Imperfectly Perfect Jewelry was created. Wendy wanted her jewelry to benefit both FTD and AFTD, so she participated in AFTD’s 2017 With Love campaign and donated $5 for every piece of jewelry sold during the month of February. Orders quickly came in from across the country and at the end of the month, Wendy was able to donate $1,100 to the campaign!

Full of inspiration and passion, Wendy has decided to continue her partnership with AFTD! For every piece of jewelry sold on her website, Imperfectly Perfect Jewelry will donate $5 to AFTD to help the fight against FTD.

Click here to shop!

Custom bracelet designed by Wendy for AFTD’s With Love campaign.

The 11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Sydney

The 11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD) will be held in Sydney, Australia on 11 – 14 November 2018. From the event organizers: “This is the first time ICFTD will be held in the Southern Hemisphere, demonstrating the global nature of the research on frontotemporal dementia and related conditions.”

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