Independent Events

Independent Events are a great way to raise awareness and funds, year round. Do you have an idea that is not covered by one of our three branded campaigns? AFTD supports community members by helping them plan and execute successful events from their own imaginations. Past independent events have included golf tournaments, races, product sales and many more.

AFTD offers an online fundraising platform, Classy. Create a page for your event, share it with your contacts and your page donations will go directly to AFTD.

Please see below for a list of current and upcoming Independent 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? Her aunt who has FTD knits each one. You can shop her page and help fight this disease (and dirty dishes) here:

Hiking the AT for AFTD

Matt Pelton, former AFTD HelpLine Adviser, is hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise funds for AFTD and awareness of FTD. While working at AFTD, Matt discovered that he wants to devote his future career as a physician and researcher to understand, learn and treat this disease. He aims to raise $2 for every mile he hikes, for a total of $4356. Support and follow his adventures here.

8th Annual Al McNulty Benefit

Joel McNulty and family will host the 8th Annual Al McNulty Dementia Benefit on June 29, 2018 at Sunset Grill in Overland Park, KS. The event, which will start at 6:00 pm, will feature live music, a silent auction and raffle. For more information, please email Joel at:

2nd Annual Fresh, Tasty and Daring, FTD Hot Dog Fundraiser

Nicole Deleve will be hosting the 2nd Annual Fresh, Tasty and Daring, FTD Hot Dog Fundraiser on July 21, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Antioch Park (Merriam, KS). Top your hot dog with more than 40 different toppings; combine flavors to make hot dogs from around the world! All proceeds to benefit AFTD. Visit her Facebook page for more information.

2nd Annual Crusade for a Cure Golf Tournament

Midwest Regional Coordinator, Deb Nash, will host the 2nd Annual Crusade for a Cure Golf Tournament on September 1, 2018 to benefit AFTD. The tournament will be held at Sunny Brae Golf Course (Osage, IA) and will feature a two-person best shot format on 18 holes, plus mulligan and fairway game. If golf isn’t your game, there will also be a bean bag tournament. For more information, please email Deb at: