Dare To Dance For Kidney Foundation Is Sept. 14

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The 6th annual Dare to Dance with local celebrities paired with professional dancing instructors will be held on Sept. 14 at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center.   The event is a fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Chattanooga.  

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with performances beginning at 7 p.m.  The evening will conclude with the grand reveal of the Dare to Dance 2013 Grand Champion, which kicks off the after-party.

The 2013 Dare to Dance dancers include:

Maci Bookout, spokesperson and MTV’s Teen Mom and Chris Holt of Ballroom Magic

Amberly Ellis, Erlanger Health System and Casey Haywood of Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Bryan Hoss, Davis & Hoss Law Firm and Irene Barels of Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Ryan King, Keller Williams Realty and Natalie Honkonen of Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Antonio McMath, Dance2LIFE Studio and Ashley Cuticchia of Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Kelly Proctor, RAH! Spirit and Daniel Lineberger, independent professional dancer

Stephanie Riggs, PlayCore and Kyle Barels of Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Participants can vote now for their favorite dancer and buy tickets at www.kidneyfoundation.com. For more information, call 265-4397. Deluxe VIP Tables of four are $600, VIP Tickets are $125 each, Grand Ballroom tickets are $75 each, and Gallery seats are available for $55 each.

All proceeds will benefit The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area. Programs serve individuals and families within Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The mission of the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area is to provide help and education to those afflicted by kidney disease with a vision to be the leading resource of kidney related support in the greater Chattanooga area including: patient assistance, education, awareness, and prevention that will improve the community’s quality of life.


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