Frequently Asked Questions about CART

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Our club is in one of the Districts, but we have not been participating. What can we do to get started?

While the eleven Districts have agreed to participate, the word is slow filtering down to some clubs. Getting started is EASY. Explain the CART program to the club. In most areas, a CART spokesman can give a kickoff program. Pass a collection plate through the club meeting. (We will be glad to send you CART buckets to pass). Quarterly, have the club treasurer mail a check for the collected funds and send it to the District CART Board Member or to P.O. Box 1916, Sumter, SC 29151.

How much actually goes to research?

All of your original donation and over 80% of the interest it generates goes to Alzheimer’s research. All board-approved expenses such as the salary of the part-time Executive Director, CART buckets, the annual Board meeting, insurance bonds, and printing are paid from interest income earned on short-term C.D. investments.

How can I find out more about Alzheimer’s Disease?

Numerous web sites have volumes of information on the disease. See our page about AD for a list of links.

We need more details on how to get started, whom should I call:

Call any Board member or our Executive Director, we will guide you step by step including providing a manual. CART has been designed to be “simple and painless”.

CART is a 501(c)(3) organizations. Tax ID # is 31-1466051

Does a donation to CART help me become a Paul Harris Fellow?

Unfortunately, no. At least not yet. It is our dream to see CART adopted by Rotary International as a worldwide project.