David and Kim Antekeier Named as 2019 Event Chairs for Dancing Stars of Columbus
Monday, January 21st, 2019
David and Kim Antekeier are named as the 2019 Event Chairs for Dancing Stars of Columbus.
"Dancing Stars of Columbus is such a fun and entertaining event to raise awareness and funds for such a devastating disease, said Kim Antekeier, co-chair, 2019 Dancing Stars of Columbus. “I bet there are not many who have not had a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s. After dancing at the event and learning about the impact of this illness I have remained active on the committee for the past five years. Columbus, Georgia is a star on the map when it comes to Alzheimer’s research and finding a cure. We have a great team that is committed to hosting a packed house of local stars and professionals. David and I are honored to be chairing this year’s event on April 5th and hope all of Columbus can support it”.
Dancing Stars of Columbus is an event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Fourteen 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.
“David and Kim Antekeier are amazing community leaders and extremely generous of their time”, added Ally Barnett, manager, Dancing Stars of Columbus “Kim danced in 2013 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 5, 2019 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia. In 2018, Dancing Stars of Columbus raised more than $342,000. People’s choice award winners, the contestants that raised the most money were Columbus resident Sarah Beth Amos and professional dancer Christopher De’Angelo.
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.