The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, will host the 11th annual Dancing with The ARK’s Stars fundraising event on May 15, 2021. The fundraiser, which pairs local personalities with professional dancers will take place at Lowcountry Conference Center Summerville Hilton, 406 Sigma Dr., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $70 in advance and $80 at the door. The evening includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and a silent auction. Cocktail attire is requested. Purchase tickets online at TheARKofSC.org or call 843-471-1360 for information.
Proceeds from this premier fundraiser support the many programs of The ARK as it provides essential services for families with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The ARK offers respite care, support groups, caregiver consultation, caregiver education workshops, resource referrals, law enforcement and first responder training, community learning programs, and rural services development. The organization serves five counties: Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Orangeburg.
Each dancer is paired with a professional dance partner from Ballroom Dance Charleston, the professional sponsor of the event. The dancing duos will perform at the event for a chance to win one of two titles: the Judge’s Award or the People’s Choice Award voted on by the audience.
The 2021 celebrity dancers include:
Jessa Carter, REALTOR®, The Coastal Connections Real Estate Team
Arthur Dehay, Sales and Operations, Murray Sand Company, Inc.
Rita May Ranck, Nurse Consultant, Caregivers Unlimited, LLC
Frankie Staropoli, State Sales Finance Manager, Republic National Distributing Company
Jamie Touchberry, Accountability + Mindset Coach, The Little Bird
James Weaver, Campus President, ECPI University and Company Commander, South Carolina Army National Guard
The 2021 professional dancers from Ballroom Dance Charleston will coach the celebrity contestants and choreograph their routines. The professional dancers include: