Alzheimer’s Association’s 10th Annual “Dancing Stars Of Columbus” Announces Star Studded Cast

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Columbus, Georgia. – March 2, 2018. – Philanthropic Columbus residents will show their moves on the dance floor for one exciting evening to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. The event, Dancing Stars of Columbus will take place on Friday, April 20, 201 at Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia.

Mirroring the popular TV show, the event pairs local Columbus celebrities with professional dancers to raise money by gaining votes in a one-night gala dance competition. Supporters can vote online for their favorite dancer prior to the event. Every vote costs $1 and will raise critically needed funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In 2017, Dancing Stars of Columbus raised more than $369,000. People’s choice award winners, the contestants that raised the most money were Columbus resident Chris Bowick and professional dancer Maria Burnely.

This year’s Dancing Stars of Columbus local celebrity dancers include:

Sarah Beth Amos, Senior at Brookstone School

Ryan Brooker, Stylist and Co-owner of Bright Salon

Ashley Clayton, Co-owner and Special Events Coordinator for Mercedes-Benz of Columbus

Sara Dismuke, Community Volunteer

LaRae Dixon Moore, Attorney with Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C.

Jack Hayes, Operations Director at G2 Commercial Real Estate Services

Norman Howard, Group Executive, Client Services at TSYS

Kate McGrory

Woodrow W. McWilliams III, MD, Radiation Oncologist at John B. Amos Cancer Center

Patty Branch Robinson, Retired Vice President South Trust Mortgage Corporation

Cameron Saunders, Associate Attorney with Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C.

Carolyn Shuler, Middle School Educator at Brookstone School

Darrel Wright, Owner and Personal Trainer of Wright Way Fitness

The event will be hosted by Amy Adams, Beatycounter Director and Community Volunteer and Dr. Jonathan Liss, Board Certified Neurologist and Founder of Columbus Memory Center.

Lead Celebrity judge is Roddy Hunter, Senior Consultant, Global Procurement at TSYS.

“This is the 10th Anniversary Year”, added Kay Saunders, co-chair, 2018 Dancing Stars of Columbus.  “My husband and co-chair Dicky strongly believe in the work the Alzheimer’s Association is doing and we want to be part of the fight that one day brings us a world without Alzheimer’s”.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Georgia alone, there are more than 140,000 people living with the disease and 519,000 caregivers.

To vote for your favorite star and to purchase a table to the event, visit For more information contact Ally Barnett at 706-256-0361 or

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