Event raises over $9.5K for Alzheimer’s research

Albemarle Rotary Club conducted its 2nd Annual Race to Remember June 10 during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

Around 100 runners and walkers participated in the 5K and one-mile races to help raise more than $9,500 for Coins for Alzheimer’s Research TRUST (CART).

The fundraiser nearly doubled the total of around $5,800 raised in 2022.

Rotary members in South Carolina began CART in the late 1990s and grants totaling more than $11.5 million have been awarded since.

Louisa Jane Hartsell, who lost her father, Jeff, last year to dementia, coordinated the Albemarle event to raise awareness about these diseases.

“This is a cause that is close to my heart and many others in our community that are affected with this devastating disease,” Hartsell said.