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Rotary at Work

A Worthy Cause

“I am passionate about CART for two reasons. First,  we desperately need a cure/prevention for Alzheimer’s disease, and Rotary has the potential to make a difference. Rotarians in your district, and those around the world, each with a small commitment, could eradicate Alzheimer’s disease much like it has done for the eradication of polio. Second, Roger Ackerman the founder of CART. He was the brains, spirit, and passion behind CART. I am so committed to CART because I know that CART, like Roger, has a singular purpose for doing good. There is no other agenda other than making a difference for humanity.”


Dr. Allan Levey

The First CART Grant Recipient

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Emory University

Director of the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. 

Awarded Grants

​In 1999, the first grant of $100,000 was awarded to Dr. Allan Levey with Emory University.


Since then, the CART Fund has provided over $7 million to support cutting edge research to help find a cure for Alzheimer's.

Take the Challenge

  1. Donate to the CART Fund to raise money for Alzheimer's  research
  2. Take a video of you smashing something, anything,  and post it on your social media and mention the website, www.SmashAlzheimers.com
  3. Tag at least 3 friends to take the challenge
  4. HAVE FUN and BE CREATIVE!!!

Donations are tax deductible. Does your company match?

Alzheimer's Facts

Alzheimer's is the only leading cause of death that is still on the rise!

More than 5 million Americans now have Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, nearly 14 million (13.8 million) Americans over age 65 could be living with the disease, unless scientists develop new approaches to prevent or cure it.1

1 Hebert LE, Weuve J, Scherr PA, Evans DA. Alzheimer's disease in the United States (2010-2050) estimated using the 2010 Census. Neurology. Available at www.neurology.org/content/early/2013/02/06/WNL.0b013e31828726f5.abstract. Published online before print, Feb. 6, 2013.

Total payments in 2018
(in 2018 dollars) for all individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias are estimated at $277 billion, according to alz.org. 

Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible degeneration of the brain that causes disruptions in memory, cognition, personality, and other functions that eventually lead to death from complete brain failure.

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