Association for
Degeneration (AFTD)

The Association for Frontotemporal Dementia (AFTD) is the leading national non-profit working to help families facing FTD. As an organization, AFTD envisions a world with compassionate care, effective support, and a future free of FTD. 

All event proceeds will go to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, a 501(c)(3)

Every day AFTD works to advance:

AFTD is the leading national non-profit working to help families facing FTD.

Support from donors provides the AFTD with the ability to sustain and accelerate their mission – to improve the quality of life of people affected by FTD and drive research to a cure.

All Donations from the Hope in Color benefit will increase the funding available for the AFTD’s primary research initiatives and awards. In 2021, the following awards and grants were funded:

Awards & Grants | 2021

Basic Science

Pilot Grant

Maria Catarina Silva, PhD,

Massachusetts General Hospital

Accelerating Drug

Discovery for FTD

Wen-Hsuan Change, PhD, AcuraStem Incorporated;
Anna Orr, PhD, Cornell University

Holloway Postdoctoral Fellowships

Matthew Nolan, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital; Danial Okobi, MD, MhD, University of California, Berkeley

Well-Being in FTD

Pilot Grant

Allison Lindauer, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University



Wesley Horton, MS / Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

FTD Insights


Megan Barker, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center

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