Created: Sat, 03 May 2014 10:12:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 05 May 2014 09:24:09 EST
Some of Middle Georgia’s most notable people took the stage for a good cause Saturday night in Macon as the Dancing Stars of Central Georgia celebrated its third year, raising money for the Alzheimer's Association of Central Georgia.
Eleven of the region's standouts in different professions teamed up with professional dancers and put on a show for the roughly 800 people in attendance at Macon’s City Auditorium.
The stars competed to be the best dancer and raised more than $240,000 to help families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
“The dancers have done a whole lot of work both preparing to dance tonight and raising money and it's very competitive out there, we have some dancers that are just doing a fabulous job, and we think it's going to be very competitive right up to the very end,” said Ginny Helms of the Central Georgia Alzheimer’s Association.
Tickets cost $150 for the event and people who attended were treated to drinks, dinner, and of course dancing.
Local doctor Azmi Kabbami and his wife Isabel couldn't wait for the dancing to start.
“We're longtime dancers here and I think this is a great venue and a great way to have people involved and raise the awareness about Alzheimer’s and hopefully we will be able to get a cure one day,” Kabbami said.
All money from the event goes to the Georgia Alzheimer’s association. The organization helps support families and people with the disease.