Kay and Dicky Saunders to Chair The 2018 Dancing Stars of Columbus

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Kay and Dicky Saunders are named as the 2018 Event Chair for Dancing Stars of Columbus.  

“This is my tenth year with Dancing Stars of Columbus”, added Kay Saunders. “And I love working with the event because I know how important it to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. I hope by attending our event more people will be motivated to get involved with the Alzheimer’s Association by volunteering, forming a Walk to End Alzheimer’s team or agreeing to be a Star in the future”.

Dancing Stars of Columbus is an event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Twelve Columbus area business leaders and philanthropists raise money by gaining votes in a one-night gala dance competition. Supporters can vote online for their favorite dancer prior to the event.

“We could not be more thrilled and lucky to have Kay and Dicky Saunders as our chairs this year for Dancing Stars of Columbus”, added Ally Barnett, manager, Dancing Stars of Columbus. “Kay danced in 2008 and since then he has been an instrumental volunteer and champion for our organization and believes in our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease”.

Dancing Stars of Columbus will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia.  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.

In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in 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.

You can vote online for your favorite dancer at dancingstarsofcolumbus.com. Tables and tickets to the event are also available. Or you can contact Ally Barnett, event manager at abarnett@alz.org or call 706-256-0361.