Coins for Alzheimer Research Trust

The original idea of collecting loose change to support Alzheimers research was proposed at the Sumter, South Carolina Rotary Club in 1995. What became known as the Coins for Alzheimer Research Trust (CART) fund was adopted as a District 7770 project in 1997. Ever since the idea has spread to multiple districts in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

In October 2022 the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club started a team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club member John Griffin was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Alzheimer’s Association during the club’s Sept. 15, 2022 meeting for his many years of great work leading the New Bern Breakfast Roatary Club’s CART program.

As a 501(c)3 registered charity every dollar donated the CART Fund is used to fund cutting edge research into cures for Alzheimer’s disease. As of May 2018 CART has awarded $7.2 million dollars in 45 grants to recognized US research institutions. All administrative expenses of the Fund are paid from interest earned from invested contributions.

More information about this program can be found on the CART website.