Food for Thought

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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 would like to help to change that, AFTD’s Food for Thought campaign is for you.

Food for Thought is a grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign focusing on food and FTD education. Held the last week of September through the first week of October, Food for Thought encompasses World FTD Awareness Week. During this time, people across the world “Take Time with Friends and Family. Take Action.”

Food for Thought hosts tell their stories, making people personally aware of FTD, while serving some food and raising funds to support AFTD’s mission. Hosts can hold any type of event—even an online “virtual” one—as long as food and FTD education are involved.

It's Time to Celebrate!

This year marks a milestone for both Food for Thought and AFTD:

Food for Thought is celebrating its 10th year of food, fund and FTD education; while AFTD is celebrating its 20th year of research, awareness, support, education, and advocacy.

This year's campaign will be centered around the number 10 and 20. Incorporate either or both numbers into your event this year in creative ways and you might be eligible for a special prize!

Hungry to Make a Difference?

If you’re ready to take a bite out of FTD, we have the resources to make it happen. Simply follow the steps below and you’ll be well on your way to putting your state on the Food for Thought map and aid in nationwide resolve against FTD!

  Host Toolkit: first, a guide from start to finish, on how to be a successful Food for Thought host.

 Contact Form: next, complete this to be connected with a trained, volunteer Food for Thought liaison for one-on-one support throughout the campaign.

  Event Details Form: then, submit this once you’ve finalized your plans to request educational and awareness materials for your event.

 Classy: finally, create your online fundraising page to streamline donations at your event and further spread FTD awareness.

 Post Event Form: after you’ve hosted your event, fill this out by October 18th and your name will appear in our Fall 2022 Newsletter.

Public Food for Thought Events

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