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Rotary Club of Morehead City (NC) Raises $14,000 for The CART Fund

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Rotary Club of Morehead City (NC) Raises $14,000 for The CART Fund

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Morehead City (NC), Rotary District 7730, for their generous contribution of $14,000 to The CART Fund. The donation is from the proceeds of their benefit concert, “Saving A Lifetime Of Memories,” featuring the award winning bluegrass group Balsam Range.

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SMASH Alzheimer’s

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SMASH Alzheimer’s

A new grassroots effort is underway to raise additional funds for The CART Fund. Rotarian John Whitwell of Augusta, GA, is passionate about helping find a cure for this disease and has enlisted his family and friends to help him “Smash Alzheimer’s.” Whitwell has created a website and encourages individuals or clubs to “smash” something – anything – and make a video to share on social media. Then, make a donation to The CART Fund and challenge someone else to do the same. Learn more at www.smashalzheimers.com or on their Facebook...

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Rotary Club of Fort Mill (SC) Raises $30,000 for The CART Fund!

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Rotary Club of Fort Mill (SC) Raises $30,000 for The CART Fund!

The Rotary Club of Fort Mill recently presented Rotary District 7750 Governor Carol Burdette a check for $30K for Alzheimer’s Research Grants from proceeds from their 2018 gala to support The CART Fund. This club is helping District Governor Carol’s vision of donating $100K to The CART Fund this year. In fact, she promised to shave her head at the annual spring District Conference if together the 52 clubs in her District could raise $100K. With this contribution, District 7750 now stands at more than $120K with a few more months to go! Barbara Ivey, a member of the Fort Mill club and former board member for The CART Fund, was recognized by the...

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Rotary Club of Murphy (NC) Coin Dump

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Rotary Club of Murphy (NC) Coin Dump

The Rotary Club of Murphy (NC-D7670) recently collected change from members and the community and scheduled a “Coin Dump” at one of their regular meetings. The result was more than $1,100 collected for The CART Fund. They challenge other Rotary clubs to do the same and post the results using #CARTFundCoinDump on social media.    

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CART Awards Five Grants Totaling $700,000 for 2018

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Dr. Terrance Town Liz and Ash Rothein Research Grant – $250,000 – Terrence Town, PhD, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, “Targeting IRAK-M/NF-kappB signaling for innate immune removal of Alzheimer’s amyloid-β”       Dr. Nicola Allen Grant – $112,500 – Nicola Allen, PhD, Salk Institute California, La Jolla, CA, “Identifying the Contribution of Astrocytes to Synaptic Dysfunction and Repair in Alzheimer’s Disease”       Dr. Keith Vossel Grant – $112,500 – Keith Vossel, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, “Blocking tau interactions to prevent...

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Bahr wins University of North Carolina’s highest honor

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Bahr wins University of North Carolina’s highest honor

Video Available On May 19, 2017 Ben Bahr, Ph.D., the William C. Friday Chair and Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke was recognized as the 2017 Oliver Max Gardner Award winner. The award – the highest honor given by the University and established by the will of former Governor O. Max Gardner – recognizes faculty who have “made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human race.” Bahr received a 2014 CART Grant.  In addition to delivering critical research results (and attracting follow-on funding) Bahr has been a true partner in the CART effort to cure Alzheimer’s through cutting...

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