I am very honored to be selected as one of this year’s Star Dancers for the Alzheimer’s Association.
I grew up in York, PA, and moved to Atlanta before the Olympics. I have been blessed with three daughters who mean the world to me. This year, I am especially proud that all three are in college. I am an attorney, and work at Americold Logistics, one of Atlanta’s fastest growing and newest public companies.
I know of so many people that have been impacted by this terrible disease. Nearly everyone has someone in their family, or a close friend with a relative who has been inflicted with Alzheimer’s. What is so devastating is the emotional impact it has on the family caregivers. I currently have an aunt who is fighting Alzheimer’s and know the challenges that she and her family are facing.
I am dancing in honor of my father. Like many of his generation, he learned to dance swing and jitterbug early in life. I have wonderful memories of watching him dance at weddings and family gatherings.
Amazing strides are now being made in the fight against Alzheimer’s as researches are finding viable treatments and potential ways to stave off the disease. What is needed is more money to help find the cure. The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest organization in the world focused on raising money to fight this terrible disease and I am excited about joining them in this effort.
I am very lucky to be dancing with Katya Cooper – one of Atlanta’s best known professional dancers and co-owner of Ballroom Impact Dance Studios.
So, I would really appreciate your vote and helping to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s. Even better, please plan on coming to the Gala on May 2, 2020 and watching Katya dance. I will be the one she is dragging across the floor.
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