- Gary and Nanci Anderson with their Family -
It was the fall of 2018 when we introduce many of you to the disease Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD). Last fall, the Berg Larsen Group chose The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration as their charity in support of my husband, Gary, who was stricken with this disease in 2016. Over those two autumn months, the Berg Larsen Group raised an incredible $1,700 for the organization. Since the fall campaign, my family and I have continued to fight the fight against FTD by sponsoring fundraisers - Food for Thought and participating in regional dementia conference – The Meeting of the Minds in March 2019. Our family is blessed to have a circle of amazing friends, colleagues and family walking this journey with us. We do not fight alone! The BLG team is one of those amazing partners.
I am also so happy to share, that this little-known disease was captured in a recent CBS 60 minutes report called ‘The Cruelest Disease You’ve Never Heard Of’. While this report only just touches the tip of the iceberg about the disease, it was one of the first times national media shared the story. I hope you will watch the video, in the link above, and share it across your network of family and friends as one of the best ways to combat this disease is through AWARENESS. If you can do more, please consider a donation to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration– a national non-profit organization fighting the fight through awareness, caregiver support, research, and fundraising.
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