CART News

Asheville Biltmore (NC) Rotary 100-Mile Walk

Thank you to Rotary Club of Asheville Biltmore (NC-District 7670) for a successful 100-Mile Walk to Fight Dementia.

4 participants -- club members, family and friends, business partners and members of neighboring Rotary clubs - walked more than 133 miles around the South Slope and Downtown Asheville. They exceeded their fundraising goal and will contribute 100% of the money raised toward fighting dementia: 50% to MemoryCare in Asheville and the other 50% to CART! 


Online Rotary Club To Support CART

Would you be interested in joining an online-only Rotary club dedicated to supporting Coins For Alzheimer's Research Trust (CART) and Alzheimer's Association to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease?

They are looking for more "People of Action" to help them create this cause-based club!

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5pm (EST) via zoom. You can join them online to learn more at www.alzclub.com???????


Greenville (SC) City Center Rotary CARS for CART

Great job by the Rotary Club of City Center Greenville (SC-D7570) on their CARS for CART fundraiser that netted $560 to help fund Alzheimer's research! They had 22 entries and lots of guests who learned more about Rotary and CART!


Camden County (GA) Rotary 0.0 Supports CART

Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Camden County, GA-District 6920 who recently raised $2600 for The CART Fund with their 0.0k race!  Great job, folks!


CART Fund Awards Record Grant Totals in 2024

After a record fundraising year and an increased number of grant applications, the Executive Committee of The CART Fund, under the direction and advice of the Scientific Review Panel, has announced the organization awarded a record $1.4 million in Alzheimer's research grants in 2024.

The top award, the Roger Ackerman Memorial Grant for $300,000, was presented to Ana Griciuc, Ph.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her project is titled “Utilizing CD33-targeting antisense oligonucleotides to reduce Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology.”

The next award, the Dr. John Trojanowski Memorial Grant for $300,000, was presented to Amy Nelson, Ph.D., from Gulf Coast Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Her research will focus on “Determining the role of caldesmon in MCI/AD pericyte vascular function."

 

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McRae Rotary Club (GA)

Great job by the Rotary Club of McRae (GA-District 6920) placing these clear acrylic donation boxes around town to raise funds for organizations like CART! Thanks President Caila for your support!!


Monroe (NC) Rotary Club Recognizes CART Donor

Monroe Rotarian Charles Perry has led the charge for donations to CART in memory of his late wife Kay. Due to his efforts and the generosity of ocluther b members, Co-Presidents Pat Kahle and Andrew Friend happily presented a check for $10,000 to The CART Fund Executive Director recently.

With his entire family present, they also presented Charles with a plaque in recognition of his service to Monroe Rotary and The CART Fund.


St Petersburg Rotary Golf Tournament Was A Big HIT

The Rotary Club of St Petersburg (FL-District 6950) recently made a $52,000 contribution to CART! These were the proceeds from their November golf tournament. We are so grateful for the leadership of Sherri Crouse and her team for their support of our efforts to #EndALZ!!


CART VP Recognized

Congratulations to our CART Vice President Carol Burdette who received an honorary doctorate degree recently from Anderson University! She’s the perfect example of #peopleofaction! #RotaryGeek


Naples (FL) Rotary Club Donation

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Naples (FL-District 6960) for EXCEEDING their fundraising goal for The CART Fund and presenting a check recently to our Executive Director Tiffany Ervin.  The club has raised $2,000 in the first three months of this Rotary year - we can't wait to see their final total!!


Casper, Wyoming Joins CART

THANK YOU to the Rotary Club of Casper (Wyoming-D5440)) for allowing us to introduce you to #TheCARTFund! We are so excited to have this Rotary district as part of our CART family! Thank you to volunteer-extraordinaire Jim Porter & DG Steve Sehnert for your support!

Looks like lots of coins and cash were collected on their first day when they enjoyed a "virtual" introduction to CART by Executive Director Tiffany Ervin via zoom.


Partnership with Civic Swag

We are excited to partner with Civic Swag in Georgia to provide additional CART branded items for our volunteers. Additionally, Civic Swag, a business owned by a Rotarian in Milledgeville, GA, has agreed to be an in-kind donor of social media tools and marketing services to assist us in sharing our message.

You can visit their website and learn more here!


CART Receives Million Dollar Donation

CART was honored to be the recent recipient of a one million dollar donation from a Rotarian in North Carolina. The gift, made from a donor-advised fund, will be used to support research grants to be awarded in May of 2024. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, indicated his interest in helping find a cure for Alzheimer's and was willing to commit valuable resources to help the cause.

If you are interested in making a major gift to fund research for the prevention, treatment or cure for Alzheimer's Disease, or would like to discuss leaving a gift to CART in your estate, please contact Executive Director Tiffany Ervin.


Roger Ackerman Circle - Recurring Donor Program

THANK YOU to everyone who continues to support The CART Fund as a recurring donor and as a member of the newly-created "Roger Ackerman Circle." 

We are so excited to offer this limited-edition lapel pin for donors who commit to a recurring donation of a minimum of $5/month via our online donor portal!  If you have already enrolled but haven't yet received your pin, please let us know so we can make arrangements to present it soon!

If you haven't signed up yet, you still can! Just go to mycartfund.org to make a contribution & select “recurring gift” (monthly, quarterly or annually) 

 


Paddle for The Cure Raises $25,000 - Lake Wylie Rotary (SC)

The Rotary Club of Lake Wylie (SC) sponsored the 2nd Annual "Paddle for the Cure" to benefit CART last month at YMCA Camp Thunderbird, Lake Wylie, SC.  They raised more than $25,000 which was presented to our Executive Director at a recent club meeting. CART President Rod Funderburk was also on hand for the special presentation!

There were lots of activities, including 5K kayak and paddle boat races, a 2K race for the 12-17 year olds, a silent auction, live music, a 50/50 raffle, children activities, and of course, great food. 

 


Rotary magazine - May 2023 Issue

Have you seen the May 2023 issue of the Rotary magazine? The CART Fund is honored to be featured on the cover and an extraordinary article inside!

You can read it online here.