Susan Carroll approaches every facet of her busy and blessed life with passion, love and an all-in approach. With that mindset, it is no surprise she excitedly embraced this opportunity through Dancing Stars to help make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s .
Susan is a wife, mother of four, and grandmother. She is also a business owner and a mediator. In her many roles, Susan is passionate about investing her time and energy into the lives of other people in hopes to have a lasting impact on them—a cycle which she hopes will continue long after she’s gone. “Leaving a legacy that positively impacts my family and everyone I encounter is very important to me because that sort of philosophy can have generational impact.”
Family is so important to Susan and she has been fortunate to have been surrounded by some incredible role models; amazingly strong and loving women like her mother and grandmother. They taught her about strength, humility, compassion, love, and sadly, they also taught her about the devastating effects of this disease. When her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and died in 2000 at the age of 79 and then her mother stopped talking in 2008 and died in 2012, she saw first-hand the challenges and difficulties, and worried about the potential generational impact on her family. Dancing Stars of Atlanta has given her a chance to learn so much more and a platform in which to raise awareness and money for this very important cause near and dear to her heart.
“When I was asked to be a dancer, I was so excited and scared to death at the same time. Even though I love to be on the dance floor with my husband and girlfriends at a party or event, it’s much different learning a routine with a partner and doing it in front of a live audience.” That said, true to fashion, she is all-in and excited to embrace this new endeavor.
Susan received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Master’s in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University. When she’s not mediating cases and helping her husband with their financial business, traveling and exercising, she is spending precious time with family, friends or people she just met—usually listening and offering her advice whether they like it or not.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
Susan wants your support to do her part. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer’s Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND COME OUT ON MAY 6TH FOR THIS FUN AND MEANINGFUL EVENT! IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND, THEN PLEASE GO ONLINE AND VOTE FOR SUSAN CARROLL!!
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