Inaugural Car Show in Summerville to benefit families living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia

March 3, 2022

Originally scheduled for March 12, this event has been moved to April 9

The ARK of South Carolina announces that it will be hosting its Inaugural Car Show on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Nexton (201 Sigma Drive, Summerville, SC 29483). The family-friendly event will be open to the public at 9 a.m. and will include food, coffee, and prizes. Car enthusiasts of all makes and models are invited to enter their vehicle for $25, for a chance to win one of several awards. Admission is free. Event proceeds will fund 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.

“We are thrilled to host this new event. We know it will be fun for the family and will give everyone a chance to enjoy beautiful cars while giving back to the community,” said Peg Lahmeyer, The ARK’s executive director. “Guests at The ARK’s Inaugural Car Show will feel a sense of community and we will share our commitment to making sure no one faces this disease alone. Our programs and resources are more critical than ever.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. It is a degenerative disease of the brain that affects memory, awareness, social conversation, and speech. More South Carolinians die from Alzheimer’s disease than in any other state. The average mortality rate for the nation is 37 per 100,000 population, in South Carolina it is 45.1 (2021 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures report).

Learn more and register a car to be featured in The ARK’s Inaugural Car

Show, at For more information regarding sponsorship levels, contact Megan Severn at [email protected].


Based in Summerville, The ARK is a local nonsectarian nonprofit outreach program providing hope and relief to families living with Alzheimer’s Disease or a 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