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CART announces 2004 research grant University of Connecticut Health Center receives $250,000 award

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May 4, 2004 — At the annual meeting of the CART Board of Directors in Columbia, SC, the University of Connecticut Health Center was announced as the recipient of its fifth grant in the amount of $250,000.00 for research that will take place over the next two years. Dr. Robert Reenan, principal Investigator of this research, was on hand to receive the award and check. The University of Connecticut was the unanimous choice of the three scientists who reviewed all of the applications and reported their findings in a conference call with the CART Grants Committee chaired by Dr. Jack Bass of the Hilton Head Rotary Club. Initially their were 34 research centers who...

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CART Named SC Angel Rotary program gives 99% of funds raised to research

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November 19, 2003 — South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced the 2003 Angels and Scrooges List at a news conference held at the State House Auditorium in Columbia. The annual designation of the best and worst charities as Angels or Scrooges has become a South Carolina tradition, receiving national recognition from news organizations, such as “Fleecing of America” on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Secretary Hammond stated, “As your new Secretary of State, I am happy to continue this nationally recognized South Carolina tradition One of my duties as your Secretary of State is to guard the dollars you give to charity, and I want...

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CART reaches $1 million in receipts

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July 14, 2003 — CART Treasurer Roger Ackerman calls July 14 a “red letter day” for CART, as The CART Fund exceeded $ 1 million in receipts. “In anticipation of this major accomplishment, the CART Board of Directors at their annual meeting informally pledged to raise the second million much faster than the first,” said Ackerman. The Board of Directors guarantees that 100 percent of CART monies goes to research. Board approved expenses are paid from interest income, operating much in the same manner as The Rotary Foundation. “We have incurred expenses of only $6,395 since July 1999, which represents only 14 percent of the interest income...

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University of Pennsylvania receives fourth CART grant Fourth award by Rotarians is for $250,000

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April, 2003 — Each week, Rotarians from clubs throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia empty their pockets of loose money in the hopes that their individual donations will, collectively, bring about a different kind of change. Recently, officials from Rotary districts in the three states awarded a research grant of $250,000 to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for their work on the prevention of oxidative stress damage – “brain rust” – present in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. With the award of this grant, Rotarians will have given over $850,000 since 1999 from their Coins for...

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