Dancing Stars of Columbus Returns!

Benefits the Local Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

COLUMBUS, GA – MARCH 22, 2018 – After 15 weeks of rehearsal, 13 local Columbus business and community leaders will showcase their best moves on the dance floor, with their dance professional partners, for one exciting evening to help end Alzheimer’s. The tenth annual event, Dancing Stars of Columbus, will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center. The event raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter’s care, support and research. Since 2008, the event has raised more than $2 million.

Mirroring the popular TV show, the 13 dancing pairs work to raise money by gaining votes in the one-night gala dance competition. This year’s Dancing Stars of Columbus local celebrity dancers include Sara Beth Amos, Ryan Brooker, Ashley Clayton, Sara Dismuke, Jack Hayes, Norman Howard, Kate McGrory, Dr. Woodrow McWilliams, Larae Dixon Moore, Patty Branch Robinson, Cameron Saunders, Carolyn Shuler and Darryl Wright.

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. Presenting sponsors include The Columbus Memory Center and W.L. Amos, Sr. Foundation.

“I love the Dancing Stars of Columbus event and have been blessed to be in the audience a number of times” added Sara Beth Amos, star dancer, Dancing Stars of Columbus. .”Our family is committed to the Alzheimer’s Association because we have been personally impacted by this devastating disease. I have watched 3 great-grandparents live with Alzheimer’ disease and eventually lose their battles. This experience makes me thankful for the resources that this organization offers our community, and I am honored to be a part of the effort to help raise funds so they can continue to support those living with Alzheimer’s and caregivers that are battling this disease.”

With the recent release of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Facts and Figures Report, it is estimated there are 140,000 Georgians living with Alzheimer’s disease with 521,000 family caregivers. Alzheimer’s deaths in Georgia increased by 201 percent from 2000 – 2015. With seven offices statewide, the Georgia Chapter provides vital education, support and services in all of Georgia’s 159 counties.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans to as many as 16 million by 2050.

Supporters can vote for their favorite star and purchase tickets to the event by visiting www.dancingstarsofcolubus.com. For more event information, contact Ally Barnett, event organizer, at 706-256-0361 or abarnett@alz.org.

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