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Special "Food for Thought" Edition
In This Issue
What's Cooking
On the Burner...
Food for Thought: Philly Style!
The AFTD-Team
Words of enCOURAGEment

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San Diego FTD Conference


UCSD Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, The Southern Caregiver Resource Center and AFTD have co-sponsored a conference on October 19 in San Diego entitled The Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of FTD.  This half-day presentation takes place from
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the First United Methodist Church at Linder Hall. 

Northwestern University 




Northwestern University's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center will host its annual conference on FTD and PPA on Monday, Nov. 4 in Chicago.  For complete details, visit the conference web page.


Issue: # 13
October 2013
What's Cooking:
Celebrate FTD Awareness Week!
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59 Events

28 States

5 Canadian Provinces


AFTD's first-ever national awareness-raising campaign--Food for Thought--takes place from September 29 - October 6.   The goals of Food for Thought are to raise awareness of FTD, attract some local/national media attention and to raise funds to support the mission of AFTD. 

On the Burner... 

The fundraisers listed below are "just a taste" of the amazing Food for Thought events taking place around the U.S. and Canada!  Visit AFTD's regional maps for a complete list of public events in the United States and Canada.


New England: 

Katie Brandt will host an FTD awareness night at Stonehill College in Easton, MA on October 2 from 7 - 8 p.m. in the MacPhaidin Library.
Winona Blake is hosting an evening of food and FTD awareness at Visiting Angels, 14 Hooksett Road Auburn, NH 03032 on Thursday, October 3, 6 - 9 p.m.


On October 7, Margie Gonzalez will team up with Chili's at 828 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484.  Chili's will donate 10% to AFTD when presented with this flyer.

South Atlantic: spaghetti plate

Amber Dietz and family are hosting a spaghetti dinner and silent  auction at Boone County High School, 7056 Burlington Pike,  Florence, KY 41042 on October 5, from 5 - 9 p.m. For more information, visit the event page



On October 5, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Hillarie Higgins will be hosting an autumn bake sale at ZuZu Café, 1336 Drake Street, Madison, WI 53715. For more information, visit Hillarie's eventbake sale flyer




Heather Miller is hosting an online bake sale during FTD Awareness week. To place an order, visit Heather's event page and fundraising page.    




Tracy Foye is hosting a dinner and Shop for a Cause Food for Thought event on September 29 from 2-6 p.m. at 8309 E. Quiet Canyon Court, Anaheim Hills, CA 92808. Visit Tracy's fundraising page for more information.  



On Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 7 - 8 p.m., the Society Alzheimer of Quebec City will host an FTD Information Night with Dr. Robert Laforce, Jr. at Montmartre Canadien, 1669 Chemin Saint-Louis, Québec. 

Food for Thought: Philly Style!

Culminating Event at Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen in Radnor, PA


On Friday, October 11, AFTD will host the culminating event of Food for Thought week at Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen in Radnor, PA.  St. Joseph's Men's Basketball Head Coach Phil Martelli is the Honorary Chair.  The event starts at 6 p.m. and features specialty food stations, wine and beer, music, silent auction and raffle.  Click here to purchase tickets!
The local news authority, Main Line Media News, just published an article about this event!
The AFTD-Team

Upcoming Events:  


Open House Art Sale: Addie Kaplan of Roxborough, PA will host an art sale on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6 from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  Addie's husband, Patrick Ross Arnold, an artist and former professor of art, has a collection of 400 pieces that will be auctioned. Patrick is affected with FTD, and 10% of proceeds from the auction will go to AFTD.  The open house will take place at the Kaplan's home: 614 Leverington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19128. 


Shoot 4 Scooter: After three years of hosting "Scoot 4 Scooter,"golf  the Scaggs family changes things up a bit this year with a "Shoot 4 Scooter" golf outing on October 20 at Penn National Golf Course in Fayetteville, PA.  The shotgun start will be at 8:40 a.m., and registration opens at 7:30 a.m.  A dinner and raffle will follow the tournament.  For complete details or to register, visit


2nd Annual Bob Hartman Beef & Beer for Frontotemporal Degeneration: The Hartman family will again host a fundraiser to benefit AFTD on November 2 from 8 - 11 p.m. at the Bayview Inn, 8100 Bayview Drive, Wildwood Crest, NJ  08260.  The event will feature the High Energy Band.  Advance tickets are $20/pp and $25/pp at the door.  For more information, please call 609-224-8099.


More information on grassroots fundraising can be found on our website...simply click here.

Words of enCOURAGEment

Tune in on October 1st!

On Tuesday, October 1st, AFTD Executive Director Susan  Dickinson and FTD caregivers Paul Lester and Cheryl Sparks will do a live radio interview with Lori La Bey of Alzheimer's Speaks. 
If you'd like to listen to the interview, you may call (714) 364-4757 at 12 noon EST/11 a.m. CST/10 a.m. MST/9 a.m. PST.  If you have access to the Internet at that time, you may also listen online.


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