Third Annual Car Show in Summerville to Benefit Families Living with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia

March 23 Car Show to Benefit Families Living with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia

The ARK of South Carolina announced that it will be hosting its third annual Car Show on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Nexton (201 Sigma Drive, Summerville, SC 29483). The free, family-friendly event will be open to the public at 9 a.m. and will include food trucks, prizes, raffles, and, of course, cars. Car enthusiasts of all makes and models are invited to enter their vehicle for an entry fee of $25 by March 22 for a chance to win one of several awards. The onsite entry fee will increase to $30 per car on the day of the event.

Proceeds from this event will fund the nonprofit’s mission of providing hope and relief to families living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. The ARK of South Carolina offers programs such as memory screenings, resource fairs, educational workshops, and support groups in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Orangeburg counties, plus respite centers in Harleyville and Summerville.

“The Car Show is always a vibrant celebration of community, compassion, and commitment, driving positive change for those in need,” said Peg Lahmeyer, executive director of The ARK of SC. “We understand the stresses that come with being a caregiver for someone living with Alzheimer’s, and we work to ensure that those caregivers know that they are not alone and have resources to help them on their caregiving journey.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 219,000 caregivers bear the burden of dementia in the State of South Carolina, and 68% of these caregivers are living with chronic health conditions of their own. There are over 15,000 individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease just in The ARK’s five-county service area (Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton, Orangeburg). Alzheimer’s Disease is a degenerative disease of the brain that affects memory, awareness, social conversation, loss of self-care, and speech.

Learn more and register a car to be featured in The ARK’s Third Annual Car Show at https://bit.ly/ARKCarShow. For more information regarding sponsorship levels, contact The ARK at Info@thearkofsc.org or visit, www.TheARKofSC.org.

ABOUT THE ARK, ALZHEIMER’S FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
Based in Summerville, The ARK is a local nonsectarian nonprofit outreach program providing hope and relief to families living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia (ADRD). Support services include social respite care, support groups, education, caregiver consultations, resource referrals, and community development. For more information, call 843-471-1360 or visit thearkofsc.org.


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