Talk of the Town: Bring on the party for Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust

Talk of the Town: Alzheimer's Gala fundraiser in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Live music, hors-d'oeuvres, and a lot of fun will top the night Friday, Aug.17 so researchers can learn more about Alzheimer's and help the more than 89,000 South Carolinians living with the disease.

Capital Rotary Club and the Rotary District 7770 are proud to continue funding Alzheimer's research funding through CART - Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust.

The CART is an organization started by SC Rotarians. CART uses 100 percent of its donations to fund research gr ants across the country. Many of these research gr ants are preludes to larger, more prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) gr ants.

Rotary clubs in South Carolina's Midlands will hold a gala fund-raiser in Columbia Friday evening, Aug. 17 to benefit the CART (Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust) Fund. Tickets are now available, along with sponsorship opportunities and item donations for live and silent auctions.

The black-tie optional event will be held at the historic event venue at 1208 Washington Street in Columbia from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Advance tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple. Tickets at the door will be $125 per person or $200 per couple. Admission includes live music, heavy hors-d'oeuvres, open bar and free valet parking.

Gala organizers hope to raise $40,000 for the CART Fund and 100 percent of CART donated funds goes to gr ants for cutting-edge, high-impact research aimed at preventing or finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

The CART initiative began in South Carolina more than 20 years ago and has since been adopted by Rotary clubs throughout the United States. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in our country.

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