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Cart Fund presents 2007 grant to Mayo Clinic – Jacksonville

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On May 2, 2007 at the annual meeting of the CART Board of Directors held in Columbia, SC, Dr. Todd Golde of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida was awarded the eighth CART Fund grant for research into Alzheimer’s Disease. Pictured left to right are PDG Jim Puryear – CART Vice President and CART Grants Chairman, Eric Puckett – CART Secretary, Karen Shore – CART President, PDG Bruce Baker – CART President Emeritus, Dr. Todd Golde – Mayo Clinic and Grant recipient, Roger Ackerman – CART Treasurer, and PDG Glenn Hood – CART Vice President This makes the total CART grants $1,850,000. Rotarians and others have now donated...

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Cart Fund presents grant to University of Texas Medical Branch

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On May 3, 2006 at the annual meeting of the CART Board of Directors held in Columbia, SC, Dr. Claudio Soto of the University of Texas Medical Branch was awarded the seventh CART Fund grant for research into Alzheimer’s Disease. Pictured left to right are CART Secretary PDG Dean Kanipe D-7670, Vice President Karen Shore D-7680, Dr. Soto, President Bruce Baker D-7750, Treasurer Roger Ackerman D-7770 and Vice President Jack Bass D-7770. This makes the total CART grants $1,600,000.

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CART Fund Day proclaimed SC Governor proclaims ‘Carroll Campbell CART Fund Day’

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WHEREAS, it is estimated that over 4 million people across the country suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and medical scientists predict that, without a cure, one out of every ten living Americans will fall victim to this disease: and WHEREAS, initiated in 1995, The Rotary Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust Fund (CART) utilizes donated change as an effective means to raise funds for research into the prevention, early detection, and cure of Alzheimer’; and WHEREAS, over the past ten years, the CART fund has raised over $1,000,000 dollars and awarded $1,350,000 in grants for Alzheimer’s research; and WHEREAS, hosted by the Georgetown Rotary Club,...

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CART announces 2005 research grant – Cart Fund presents grant to UCLA

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In May of 2005, the sixth grant made by the CART Fund was presented to Dr. Gary Small and his research team from UCLA. They received a check for $250,000. UCLA was selected ahead of 70 other applicants from research centers in over 40 states. This makes the total CART grants $1,350,000.00. The UCL:A scientists are the first to develop technology that will provide a direct measure of plaque and tangle density in the living patient. The plaque and tangles are commonly found in all Alzheimer’s patients. Using only human volunteers, their project will be the first ever to detail the use of this technology in people at risk for Alzheimer’s. This research hopefully...

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CART honored at symposium

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On Friday, July 23 a delegation of six Rotarians from the Carolinas and Georgia plus four of their spouses attended a Symposium honoring The CART Fund in Philadelphia. The event was scheduled to follow the closing day of an International Conference on Alzheimer’s Research so that the scientists participating and/or attending could be present. “It was for me one of the most memorable events of my almost 38 years in Rotary,” said CART Treasurer Roger Ackerman. It was planned by and CO-chaired by Dr. John Trojanowski and Dr. Sam Gandy with assistance of four of CART’s grant recipients. The Symposium included research reports from eight of our...

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