12th Annual Memory Links Golf

 
Join Rotary Club of the Lowcountry at the 12th Annual Memory Links Alzheimer’s Benefit Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Ocean Creek Course on Fripp Island. The entry fee of $85 includes cart, beverages, prizes, goody bag and lunch immediately after the tournament. Bring a team of friends and help us continue to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Rotary has been a strong supporter of funding grants to research.
 
The tournament will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Ocean Creek Course on Fripp Island. The entry fee of $85 includes cart, beverages, prizes, goody bag and lunch immediately after the tournament. Bring a team of friends and help us continue to raise money for Alzheimer’s research. Rotary has been a strong supporter of funding grants to research Alzheimer’s and other dementias through their CART (Coins for Alzheimer’s Research) Fund donations. Each week Rotary members empty their change into blue plastic buckets. Rotary members collect the money and send it to headquarters in Sumter, SC. Medical research grants are awarded each spring with a focus on either finding a cure, treatment, or reliable early diagnostic test. None of the money is used for administrative costs: 100% of the donations are earmarked for research. Begun in a local South Carolina Rotary Chapter in 1996, through the CART Fund, almost $6 million dollars has been awarded in research grants so far through coin donations and other fundraisers at Rotary Clubs around the southeast. For more information about CART Fund, go to their website, CARTFund.org Why participation and support in Rotary benefit events like this is so important: • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. • 16 million Americans will have the disease in 30 years • It costs families $236 billion to care for family members with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. One in three elderly who die has Alzheimer’s or another dementia. • In South Carolina it’s the 6th leading cause of death. South Carolina has the 8th highest rate of death from Alzheimer’s. There has been an 86% increase in Alzheimer’s deaths in the last 16 years in South Carolina