April 26: Dancing Stars of Columbus benefits the Alzheimer's Association

April 5, 2013 

Some very philanthropic Columbus STARS will show their moves on the dance floor for one exciting evening to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. The event, “Dancing Stars of Columbus” will take place on Friday, April 26, at the RiverMill Event Centre. Mirroring the popular TV show "Dancing with the Stars," this event pairs local stars with professional dancers to raise money by gaining votes in a one-night gala dance competition. The evening will also include a special presentation by Realtree- You Tube sensation, dubstep dancer Marquese Scott.

The 2013 cast includes:

STAR Tripp Amos and PRO Michele Rogers STAR Dr. Sterling Cannon and PRO Carrie Borum STAR Travis Chambers and PRO Blaire Morris STAR STAR Kim Jinks and PRO Bin Minter STAR Sallie Martin and PRO Richard Martinez STAR Dr. Scott McLauirn and PRO Pam Scott STAR Lauren Mescon and PRO John Woolbright STAR Dr. Henry Ngo and PRO Katrina Volgina STAR Theresa Garcia Robertson and PRO Kenn Cole STAR Lane White and PRO Brace Luquire

The People's Choice Award will be accepted by the dancer who raises the most individual dollars ($1.00 donated = 1 vote), while the Judge's Choice Award will be given to the dancer with the highest dance program score.

Vote for your favorite dancer now and purchase tickets at dancingstarsofcolumbus.com. Call 706-327-6838, for more information.

Currently 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Every 68 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed. The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter serves more than 200,000 Georgians living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. With seven offices statewide, the Georgia Chapter provides vital education, support and services in all of Georgia’s 159 counties. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and promotion of brain health, and to enhance care and support for all individuals, their families and caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death with no cure or treatment to slow its progression. For more information about the Georgia Chapter visit www.alz.org/georgia.

The event is chaired this year by Pam and Edwin Page. Edwin, a physician specializing in ENT and Pam are busy parents to eight children. Former chairs include Marla and Roberto Caligaris; Cathey and ABbott Turner and Barbara and Sam Warren.

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