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"Remembering No More: A Story of Change - Life in the Carolinas Alzheimer's Special" is a segment of Carl White's Life in the Carolinas, which first aired November 21, 2015.

In this special episode, Carl explores Alzheimer's Disease. Focusing on the story of Vera, a gracious lady who suffers with Alzheimer's, he explores the disease, how it impacts on patients and those who love the patients, and the efforts of the many men and women who are working to eradicate this devastating disease.
 
(If you cannot see the video below, you can reach it through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJpS091Vsso&feature=youtu.be)
 
 
 
Roger Ackerman, Rotary Member in Sumter SC Rotary Club, is the founder of C.A.R.T., or Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust. He discusses, with great emotion and affection, his mother-in-law's struggle with Alzheimer's, and how her suffering inspired him to explore ways to fight this disease. By emptying their spare change before each meeting, his club soon collected several thousand dollars. This seed grew. Today they provide millions of dollars for seed grant funding of Alzheimer's research. Bill Shillito is the Executive Director of the C.A.R.T Fund. 1580 clubs and growing in the region contribute to the fund.
 

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.

Starting in one SC Rotary club in district 7770 in 1995, CART has been adopted to date by all Rotary district clubs in Georgia and the two Carolinas as well as a number of individual clubs throughout the United States. Assistance from the American Federation of Aging Research was invaluable in validating CART as a legitimate funding source for Alzheimer’s research.

The CART Fund Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the sponsoring Rotary Districts, where both the incoming district governor and the district CART Chair are voting members. The Executive committee, chaired by the CART Board president, provides the leadership for the organization.

 

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