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What is the AFTD-Team?

The AFTD-Team is made up of every volunteer who works to help raise FTD awareness, and all of the dedicated Grassroots Event (GRE) Hosts who raise funds to ensure help and support for families, as well as research into better diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and hope for a future free of FTD.

The AFTD-Team has raised more than $6 million since its inception in 2009 – and more can be done with your help. The AFTD-Team is a force to be reckoned with, and we want you to join.

Ways to Join the AFTD-Team

There are three primary fundraising campaigns you can take part in each year to help the AFTD-Team achieve its mission – or you can let your imagination run wild and create an event of your own to raise awareness and funds toward the fight against FTD.

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With Love is a virtual campaign held each February, based on the day dedicated to love, Valentine’s Day. Create a fundraising page through our online platform and share your story of love. Anyone impacted by FTD is encouraged to take part. Join us in a show of force — the force of love — against FTD.

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Race Season is our most active campaign, and a year-round effort. AFTD links up with race hosts across the country and forms teams for local community members to participate. Walk or run, there’s a race for everyone, from a 5K to a marathon! Join us at AFTD’s tent at each race, where there will be opportunities for team members to gather and connect, and for newcomers to learn.

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Food for Thought is a grassroots fundraising and awareness campaign focusing on food and FTD education. Held the last week of September through first week of October, Food for Thought encompasses World FTD Awareness Week. During this time, people across the world host in-person and virtual events bringing together food, fun, and connection.

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Independent Events are a great way to raise awareness and funds, year round. Do you have an idea that’s not covered by the above three 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.

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Business Donation Agreement (Year-Round)

If you have a business – small or large – and would like to donate a percentage of your profits to the AFTD, we’d love to work with you. Please read our Third-Party Fundraising Policy, which describes the difference between a “business donation agreement” and a “fundraiser on behalf of the AFTD.” If you’d like to start the process of creating a business donation agreement with the AFTD, please contact AFTD's Fundraising Team (fundraising@theaftd.org).

Get Started!

  1. Sign up with our online fundraising platformFlott, to get started on an AFTD-Team event.
  2. Contact AFTD's Fundraising Team (fundraising@theaftd.org) to to learn more about participating in an existing AFTD-Team campaign or creating your own independent event.
  3. Follow AFTD on Facebook for updates on events taking place across the country!