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, the First Annual Shag Festival honors all those affected or have fallen victim to this disease, including Governor Carroll Campbell, and their families while providing funds for continuing research,
NOW, HEREFORE, I, Mark Sanford, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 22, 2006 as
GOVERNOR CARROLL CAMPBELL CART FUND DAY
throughout the state and encourage all South Carolinians to recognize the valuable contributions of the Rotary Club Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust Fund to research into the prevention, early detection, and eventual cure of this devastating disease.
Governor of the state of South Carolina