The annual Dancing with The ARK's Stars is a star-studded fundraiser.
The Race for The ARK 5K run/walk grows bigger each summer.
Thanks to respite programs and support groups, caregivers are not alone.
Loved ones get social time and individual engagement while family caregivers get a break.
In South Carolina, there are 95,000 people age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease.
Nearly 13,500 families in the Charleston area care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
South Carolina has the 5th highest Alzheimer's death rate in America.
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 programs are offered in Summerville to give family caregivers a much-needed break from the stress of around-the-clock caregiving.
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.
Your donation is an investment in this model program. Volunteers help with fundraisers, office support and in the respite care program.
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.
The ARK needs your support!
Due to COVID-19, The ARK is facing some financial hardships from our daily programs being closed and loss revenue to grant deadlines being postponed.
July 24, 2020
Resources From The ARK
Our team is here for you! The ARK has put together some resources from activities to a healthy recipe.
March 27, 2020
21st Annual McElveen Race For The ARK
Race For The ARK’s early bird registration opens Friday, May 1. Come on out and join the fun on Saturday, August 22. This will be a race you do not want to miss. Sign up today at http://bit.ly/ARKRUN20
April 27, 2020
Events, Fundraisers, Race for The ARK
Area celebrities partner with professional dancers from Ballroom Dance Charleston for a spectacular evening of dancing.
7:00pm to 11:00pm
The annual Race for The ARK is a 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run through downtown Summerville. Join our mailing list for updates on the 21st annual Race, coming August 22, 2020!
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.