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The annual Dancing with The ARK's Stars is a star-studded fundraiser.

Dancing for Good

Stay the Course

The Race for The ARK 5K run/walk grows bigger each summer.

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Supporting Families

Thanks to respite programs and support groups, caregivers are not alone.

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Adult Respite Care

Loved ones get social time and individual engagement while family caregivers get a break.


The Numbers

In South Carolina, there are 81,000 people age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease.


The Caregivers

Nearly 8,000 families in the Charleston area care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder.


The Reality

South Carolina has the 8th highest Alzheimer's death rate in America.


The Help

Since 1996, families have been turning to The ARK for support, resources, education, and respite.


The ARK offers a Powerful Tools for Caregivers class, an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for loved ones.

Respite Care

Respite programs are offered in Summerville to give family caregivers a much-needed break from the stress of around-the-clock caregiving.

Support Groups

Support groups meet monthly in a therapeutic environment facilitated by a trained leader. Caregivers learn coping skills through education, sharing with each other and guest speakers.


The ARK provides workplace Lunch & Learn talks on coping strategies and resources. The ARK is able to work with organizations to bring targeted information sessions to employees who are caregivers.

How to Help

Your donation is an investment in this model program. Volunteers help with fundraisers, office support and in the respite care program.

Attend an Event

The ARK hosts a number of educational events and fundraisers during the year, including Dancing with The ARK’s Stars in March, and Race for The ARK 5K Run/Walk in August.

IN THE NEWS View all

  • Race for The ARK Has Successful 16th Year

What a fantastic day! With the help of our supporters, we raised over $30,000 for The ARK!!

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  • “Legend Oaks Gives Back” Tennis Tournament Benefits The ARK

The Legend Oaks annual winter tennis tournament benefits The ARK.

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  • 10 Certified as Leaders for Caregivers Class

Ten professionals have been certified as class leaders for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” (PTC). PTC is a nationally recognized evidence-based program.

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