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A Tax-Saving Way to Help The CART Fund with an IRA

A Tax-Saving Way to Help The CART Fund with an IRA

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit The CART Fund and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future. Why Consider This Gift? Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making. You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your...

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Musiek Review published in Science

Musiek Review published in Science

The November 25, 2016 issue of the journal Science explores the bodies’ internal timepieces that drive daily rhythms and influence health (circadian rhythms).  Featured Reviews focus on the impact of circadian rhythms and sleep cycles on fitness, metabolism, the immune system, and neurodegeneration, what Science calls “circadian physiology”. The impact of circadian rhythms on the degeneration of brain neurons in Alzheimer’s disease is the specialty of Dr. Erik Musiek, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.  Dr. Musiek received a  2015 CART Grant recipient for his research  on how certain components of the circadian clock are malfunctioning in...

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CART Fast Facts 2016

CART Fast Facts 2016

Looking for Fast Facts on The CART Fund? The 2016 CART Fast Facts sheet is now available! Download your copy now!

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CART Brochure

CART Brochure

Share the story of how Rotarians are curing Alzheimer’s with the 2016 CART Brochure. This ready-to-print, tri-fold brochure puts the story of CART in the palm of your hand. See the institutions and researchers that have received grants, learn how the trust is administered and discover how you can get involved in curing Alzheimer’s through The CART Fund. Please print and distribute as part of your CART support effort. Download your PDF Brochure now!

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2017 CART Grant Applications Accepted Through 12/1/16

2017 CART Grant Applications Accepted Through 12/1/16

The CART Fund begins its 2017 Grant process by welcoming Letters-of-Intent (LOIs) for Alzheimer’s research projects within the United States. The CART Fund provides financial support for Alzheimer’s research projects that may yet be supported by extensive preliminary data, but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. LOIs that include sufficient detail to communicate the importance of the study as well as information on its feasibility are due by December 1, 2016. Final grant selection will made by March 31, 2017. Additional details and the 2017 grant application schedule can be found here.

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RI Director Robert Hall on Alzheimer’s & CART

RI Director Robert Hall on Alzheimer’s & CART

From Robert Hall, Director 2014-2016, Rotary International, Zones 33 & 34 June 2016 …This year’s zone institute highlighted Alzheimer’s and Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART). As the CART Fund celebrates its’ twentieth year we featured a segment of Carl White’s Life in the Carolinas TV show “Remembering No More: A Story of Change”. CART Executive Director Bill Shillito and founder Rotarian Roger Ackerman have worked many years encouraging Rotary clubs to donate their coins at the Rotary meal to CART. Almost $6M has been raised to date by over half of our zone’s clubs with the same amount awarded in grants for leading edge research not funded by the...

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Hope for Alzheimer’s Cure Strong | 2016 CART Annual Meeting

Hope for Alzheimer’s Cure Strong | 2016 CART Annual Meeting

  What could be more hopeful than an event held the week of Mother’s Day? On May 2, 2016, The Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) Annual Meeting delivered hope in spades. That day, CART awarded $600,000 in five grants for innovative Alzheimer’s research studies. All five grant recipients presented overviews of their winning research projects at the event. Both the total grant value and the number of grants awarded set new records for CART. The interesting thing about hope is that it is contagious. Rotary International Director Robert Hall and his wife Charlene joined leaders from 15 supporting Rotary Districts and members of the Board of Directors at...

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Kanter to swim 89 laps on 89th Birthday for CART

Kanter to swim 89 laps on 89th Birthday for CART

How will you celebrate your 89th Birthday? Rotarian-For-Life Jerry Kanter of the Kinston Evening Rotary Club decided he will swim 89 laps. Jerry will do his birthday swim at his favorite pool at the Woodmen Community Center in Kinston, NC. Those who know Jerry, know his passion for swimming. He has competed in every North Carolina Senior Games since they started in 1985. Kanter has dedicated this birthday swim to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. The Kinston Evening Rotary Club, Rotary District 7730 along with 18 other Rotary Districts support the work of The CART Fund, a project of the Rotary Clubs of North America. The CART Fund makes seed money Alzheimer’s...

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Bahr CART research receives another 2 years of funding from USANA Health Sciences Inc.

Bahr CART research receives another 2 years of funding from USANA Health Sciences Inc.

The CART Fund is pleased to announce follow-on funding for the research project begun by Ben Bahr, Ph.D. with a 2014 CART Grant. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. will expand the search for protein clearance enhancers to promote healthy brain aging. This project extends the Bahr Lab studies with comparative analyses across several classes of agents. Ben A. Bahr, Ph.D. is the William C. Friday Chair and Professor at the Biotechnology Research and Training Center, University of North Carolina – Pembroke, North Carolina. About USANA Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal...

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Thomas J. Anastasio | CART Fund 2016 Grant

Thomas J. Anastasio | CART Fund 2016 Grant

Research Project: Computational identification of possible combinations of existing drugs that reduce inflammation in AD with minimal side effects The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Anastasio, Ph.D., University of Illinois, has been selected to receive a 2016 Alzheimer’s research grant in the amount of $50,000. The grant will be awarded on May 3, 2016 at the annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Chronic inflammation is as destructive for the brain as it is for the rest of the body, and all neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer Disease (AD), have a prominent inflammatory component. Many researchers now believe that inflammation...

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Gabriela Chiosis | CART Fund 2016 Grant

Gabriela Chiosis | CART Fund 2016 Grant

Research Project: A chemoproteomics approach to identify molecular changes in Alzheimer’s disease for therapy and diagnostic development PI: Dr. Gabriela Chiosis, MSKCC Co-investigator: Dr. Lorenz Studer, MSKCC Collaborators: Dr. Larry Goldstein, UCSD; Dr. Wenjie Luo, WCMC The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Gabriela Chiosis, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has been selected to receive a 2016 Alzheimer’s research grant in the amount of $50,000. The grant will be awarded on May 3, 2016 at the annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Current Alzheimer’s disease (AD) treatments only suppress symptoms as the disease continues...

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Frank R. Sharp | CART Fund 2016 Grant

Frank R. Sharp | CART Fund 2016 Grant

The CART Fund is pleased to announce that Frank Sharp, M.D., University of California, Davis, has been selected to receive a 2016 Alzheimer’s research grant, in the amount of $125,000. The grant will be awarded on May 3, 2016 at the annual meeting of The CART Fund in Columbia, SC. Research Project: Discovery of Lipopolysaccharide in amyloid plaques and peri-vascular amyloid in brains with Alzheimer’s disease How Alzheimer’s disease forms in the human brain is a complex process that, in some people, derives from vascular damage resulting from inadequate blood supply (ischemia) or stroke. But how does that damage turn into Alzheimer’s? Based on previous studies with rat...

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