"Dancing Stars of Columbus" Announces It's “Who's Who” Cast

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Philanthropic Columbus residents 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 5, 2019 at Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia.

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

Mary Bailey Bryan, Dr. Rajeev Chauhan, Dr. Nick Smith, Erin Scott Stillwell, Margie Norman, STAR couple, Dr. Chasity Reese and Husband Teddy Reese, Jason Pease, Jeff Pitts, Laura Frances Smith, Corrin Riley, Dr. Casey Geringer, Flournoy Henry, Joel Stenslie, Brett Maddocks, Dr. Christine Senn and Chris Kendrick.

Mirroring the popular TV show, this event pairs local Columbus residents 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. In 2018, Dancing Stars of Columbus raised over $342,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs with the Alzheimer’s Association. 2018 winners included Judge’s Choice winner Norman Howard and Sarah Beth Amos and People’s Choice winner Sarah Beth Amos raising over $62,000.

“We are honored to be chairing such a fun and festive event that raises awareness as well as funds for this dreadful disease”, added Kim and David Antekeier, 2019 chairs, Dancing Stars of Columbus .  “We are so grateful to our committee, the Alzheimer’s staff, the brave adventurous souls who have agreed to dance and our professional dancers who graciously give of their skills and time, and together will help find a cure”. 

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 527,000 caregivers.