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“Friday Night Lights” fundraiser for CART

“Friday Night Lights” fundraiser for CART

April 24, 2020-Columbia, SC Rotary District 7670 is excited to announce a partnership with Horizon Heating & Air in Hendersonville to provide this replica baseball jersey to EVERY registered attendee at the 2020 District Conference in Columbia, SC. The #SouthernFriedRotary event will kickoff at 5:30pm on Friday, April 24, 2020 with a “Friday Night Lights” themed fundraiser for The CART Fund. There will be additional jerseys for purchase, but thanks to our friends at Horizon, every paid attendee (child and adult) will receive one for free. Registration cost is only $179, which is a great value for the programming, gifts and activities planned. It includes...

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New Book Benefits CART

New Book Benefits CART

Rotarian Leanna Sain (RC of Hendersonville, NC-USA) earned her BA from the University of South Carolina before moving back to the mountains of western NC. The writing of her latest novel, Hush, began as a sort of therapy while watching Alzheimer’s disease destroy her mother, but it morphed into a novel.”It was a way for me to deal with all the fear, anger, sadness and helplessness those long months generated,” said Sain. “I couldn’t change anything in real life, but it was different with my story. With it, I had complete control.” Sain decided to make the main character’s mother have Alzheimer’s so she was able to weave some of her...

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New Appointment To CART Fund Review Committee

New Appointment To CART Fund Review Committee

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Julie A. Schneider as the newest member of The CART Fund Review Committee. Dr. Schneider is the The Deborah R. And Edgar D. Jannotta Presidential Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology) and Neurological Sciences, and Associate Director at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, at Rush University Medical Center.  She completed her Neurology residency at the University of Chicago and Neuropathology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta and is board certified in both specialties. Dr. Schneider is also certified in Geriatric Neurology, and has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research with a focus in Epidemiology.  She is the...

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INSPIRE Festival Donates $6,000 To CART

INSPIRE Festival Donates $6,000 To CART

The INSPIRE festival was created to honor the life and legacy of Roger and Deane Ackerman. Roger practiced service above self for many years as a Rotarian, philanthropist, humanitarian, and supporter of the arts. The INSPIRE Festival was held April 4 – 7 in Sumter. In its’ inaugural year, the festival donated $24,000 of its proceeds equally to four organizations that were near and dear to Roger. Those were the CART Fund, Sumter County Art Gallery, Sumter County Museum, and Sumter Little Theatre. Roger Ackerman was an active member of Rotary for more 50 years and served the Sumter Rotary Club as president in 1978-79. He was recognized by his club as Rotarian of...

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

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

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 page!

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