AFTD’s Food for Thought
Food for Thought is a grassroots fundraising and awareness-raising campaign designed to rally as many supporters of AFTD as possible during the first week of October (September 29 – October 6) across the U.S. and Canada. Our collective effort to raise awareness will hopefully draw the media’s attention and garner some great press for FTD.
As we all know, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a life-altering disease for those affected as well as their loved ones. Yet it is little known and poorly understood. This campaign seeks to make a few more people aware of FTD while involving some food/drink and a little education. Event hosts can have a dinner in their home, hold a bake/cider sale or engage a local restaurant to have a “Food for Thought” night out at their establishment.
AFTD’s Food for Thought Goal: To have at least one person in every state and five people in Canada host a Food for Thought event! And, as a little incentive, we’re throwing out a challenge: the state that hosts the most number of events will get a page on AFTD’s website dedicated to their Food for Thought stories for an entire year. Each organizer will get a picture and a short write-up about their Food for Thought event…and bragging rights until next October! We’ve created a Food for Thought Toolkit to help you organize your event and let other people know about it.
So…are you hungry enough to take a bite out of FTD? Ready to join people from Connecticut to California to Calgary who will share a meal and provide some FTD education with their friends and family (and hopefully the media)? If so, we want to hear from you. Simply fill out the Food for Thought Event Form, and we’ll get an AFTD Food for Thought Volunteer Liaison in touch with you. The liaison will be your primary point of contact to help answer any questions you might have.
We’re looking forward to seeing what all of our voices together can do to raise awareness of FTD! Don’t sit this one out…we have a great opporutnity to make a REAL difference and draw national attention to FTD. And it will be awesome for you to be able to say, “Yeah, I was a part of that…and I’m here to Fight This Disease!”