Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust – CART

Recently, a challenge was issued to the members of the Rotary Club of Tryon. If a member would make a donation of $50 to the CART fund by January 31, he/she would be entitled to his choice of a homemade cheesecake or a butter pecan pound cake.

The CART Fund is dedicated to raising funds to provide “seed” money for cutting edge, high impact research in hopes of finding a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.

The goal of the Fund is to encourage exploratory and developmental AD research projects within the United States. This is accomplished by providing financial support for the early and conceptual plans of those projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. These projects should be distinct from those designed to increase knowledge in a well established area unless they intend to extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications.

Four members made donations this past week totaling $161.57. Thanks to George Alley, Art Brown, Alex Hagerty, and Skip Taylor for contributing to research for Alzheimer’s Research Trust. You are making a difference in the world!

Update: After the meeting, Rotary Club of Tryon President Fred Hartley donated a bag full of coins he had been collecting for the past year. When the coins were counted, they totaled $157.66. Adding this to the amount collected during the meeting, brought the total amount donated to the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust to $339.23. Congratulations Rotarians, you are making a difference in the world!