Rotarians in North & South Carolina and Georgia sponsor the CART Fund dedicated to raising funds for cutting edge, high impact research to find a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is claiming more and more victims worldwide every day. Over 5.5 million Americans are now victims and medical scientists predict that unless a prevention/cure is found that the number of American victims will grow to 16 million within the next 20 to 25 years. Further, that without a cure, one out of every 10 living Americans will ultimately become victims. It is now thought that every 70 seconds an American is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (1238 Americans daily). It is estimated that 75 percent of the world’s victims live outside of the United States.
There is a CART bucket on all the tables at the weekly breakfast meeting of the Cashiers Rotary Club. Member Rotarians donate all their spare change or other amount, which is collected at the end of each meeting. 100% of the funds donated in this way are given to the CART Fund of Rotary International.