The Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust Committee (C.A.R.T.) will promote Alzheimer’s Awareness and collect change and small bills from members on a weekly basis.

Chairman, District 7670 is PDG Bill Parker (Blowing Rock)

For more information, please visit www.cartfund.org.

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.

Rotarians in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia are the sponsors of The CART Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) dedicated to raising funds to provide the “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research in hopes of finding a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.


Rotarians, the following comes from PDG Bill Parker:

District 7670 has been blessed with wonderful participation by you, the District’s Rotarians in the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) Fund.  You have donated over $46,183.45 during the 2013-14 CART year (1 May 2013 to 30 April 2014).  Because of your generosity, and that of other Rotarians in Zones 33 and 34, the CART Foundation will grant four awards for research at the Annual Meeting in Colombia, SC on Tuesday, May 6th. 

Because it is your money, you should be advised on how it is being spent.  Accordingly, I have attached short articles about the four CART award recipients for 2014 who, all together, will receive a total of $500,000 to support their cutting edge research into the causes and prevention, treatment, and diagnosis techniques related to this dreaded disease that now affects over 5.2 million people in the United States. 

Please take the time to look at what amazing talent your contributions have acquired this year alone!!  Connect the act of dropping cash into those blue buckets with this team of four outstanding research scientists.  See what a difference one Rotarian can make in the world!!! 

Finally, please try to attend this year’s District Conference in Greenville, SC so you can receive a presentation from one of our past CART Grant recipients. 

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your marvelous generosity supporting CART this year!! 

Bill Parker
District 7670 Acting CART Chair

Lenoir Rotary Club was first in per capita giving in the District and 1st in overall giving to the C.A.R.T. Fund!