Duluth dancers set to raise money for Alzheimer’s

May 21, 2012 by  

There is likely to be a need for banner printing in the city soon in support of two professional dancers from the Duluth Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta studio. Taking to the floor in aid of Alzheimer’s support and research, they will certainly appreciate some encouragement.

Along with two local celebrities, pro-dancers Michelle Grady and Joshua Ingram will take part in this year’s Dancing Stars of Atlanta to raise awareness into the disease and generate cash for the Metro Atlanta Region of the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter.

The annual event, now in its second year, sees prominent Atlantans and professional dance partners hit the ballroom in a format similar to popular TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars.” As in the hit show, the professional is charged with teaching complete novices, albeit with local status, the basics so that they can waltz, tango, or foxtrot away with the title.

Last year, the event raised nearly $100,000 and it is hoped that more will be raised this year. With over 5 million Americans and over 200,000 Georgians suffering from the invasive disease, research and support into the illness are increasingly vital.

Judging the contestants this year will be a panel formed by experts and celebrities, which will include the Emmy-award winning journalist Kimberley Kennedy, as well as John Bachman, the news anchor on Channel 2.

Poster printing will soon be required from local print shops to advertize the show but tickets are already available for the June 2 event. Being held in downtown Atlanta at Lowes Hotel, the Duluth community will soon be urged to attend and donate generously to the cause.