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2018 Dancing Stars of Dalton, GA

Georgia

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Goal:
$40,000.00
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$13,611.85
34 percent of goal achieved.
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Ecclesiastes 3:1,4 “To every thing there is a season...A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”

I lost my grandmother Marie Dodd to Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. But truthfully, our family lost her before then. That is the devastating nature of Alzheimer’s— it steals your loved one away even as she sits beside you. In the late stages of her illness, my grandmother would still light up and tap her feet whenever we played one of her favorite songs. Music brought her joy. And it is her joyful spirit and loving memory that I want to bring to the dance floor as a Dancing Star of Dalton in 2018.

I grew up in Dalton and am proud to live and work in a community with such a big heart. My father Dr. Bill Gregory treated many local patients facing Alzheimer’s in his practice as a physician. I hope to honor his legacy by raising critical funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Alzheimer’s Association does incredible work in our community and on a national scale, including:

  • In-person support groups to connect those facing the disease with a local network

  • A nationwide 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) to provide resources and referrals to more than 300,000 calls annually

  • Educational workshops to foster awareness and understanding of the disease

  • More than $385 million awarded to advance medical research toward treatment, prevention, and, ultimately, a cure.

I’m ready to put on my dancing shoes! Please vote for me, attend our event, and give generously with the hope of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Thank you,
Lizzy


 

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