On Thursday, October 12, AFTD (the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration) will hold its Hope Rising Benefit at the Pierre Hotel in NYC, co-hosted by Benefit Co-Chairs Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., David Geffen, Donald Newhouse and Anna Wintour.

At the dinner, AFTD will present U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer with the Susan Newhouse & Si Newhouse Award of Hope to recognize his decades-long work in support of biomedical research.

The event will feature musical performances from Tony and Grammy award winner Cynthia Erivo and will be hosted by Paula Zahn. AFTD works to spread awareness and raise funds for research into FTD (frontotemporal degeneration), a debilitating form of dementia that is most common in people under 60. FTD causes progressive, irreversible changes to personality, behavior, language and movement — and today there is no cure. This evening’s gala is part of AFTD’s mission to address FTD disorders.

Find out more about the event here.

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