Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART)
A multi-state Rotary program is called Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) that uses blue buckets to collect spare change from the pockets of Rotarians at weekly club meetings to fund research for the cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Medical research projects to reduce the tragic effects of this disease are funded by the coins collected and are selected by the Board of CART which meets in Columbia, SC.
A frequently asked question about CART is – How much actually goes to research? The answer is simple – ALL– 100% of your original donation and over 75% of the interest it generates goes to Alzheimer’s research! The small amount of expenses incurred (which is less than $25,000 in total administrative expenses since inception in 1999) is paid out of the interest income.
Did you know that it is estimated that on any given day in America, $8.25 billion in loose change passes among our citizens? Prior to your next Rotary meeting open your piggy bank, empty your pockets and purses of change and bring those coins to your weekly meeting and place them in the blue buckets!
Your coins are more important than ever! Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. It remains the only one of the top 10 causes of death without an identified way to prevent it, cure it or slow its progression. Research is critical! CART is critical!
All District Club Contributions should be sent to our District Treasurer, Bruce Montgomery. Your checks should be made payable to CART and mailed to CART c/o Bruce Montgomery, 5730 Sweetbriar Circle, Savannah, GA 31406
PDG Jim Puryear, CART Grant Chair, reported that over 60 letters of intent had been received from researchers across the country for 2011 grants. This is a record number. Ten will be selected and asked to submit full proposals and then only two or three will be chosen. Your continued donations will help determine the grant dollars available!