The purpose of the CART Fund (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust) is to collect and provide dollars for leading edge research for the cure/prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It started in 1996 with Rotarians voluntarily emptying their pockets and purses of change at weekly meetings.
All administrative expenses of the Fund are paid from interest earned from invested contributions. One hundred percent (100%) of donated funds go to cutting edge AD research as required by the by-laws of the Fund. Through 2013 the Fund had awarded over four million dollars in 22 grants to recognized research institutions.
 
 

Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust

 
On May 4, 2015, Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, PhD and Daniel I. Kaufer, MD, FAAN, FANPA spoke to the Raleigh Rotary about the current state of Alzheimer's research. See their presentation below. You can also download their presentation files here and here.