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'Dancing With The Stars' raises $131,000 for Alzheimer's Association

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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Thanks to another successful Dancing With The Stars event in Tifton, organizers were able to raise $131,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.

Dancers raised money through sponsors, votes and the sale of tables and tickets. Many of them trained for two months or more to prepare for the big event.

Development Director Dan Phillips says this wouldn't have been possible without the help of their volunteers. The money will go toward research plus other important programs.

"We also help those in South Georgia who are dealing with the disease like care givers and that type of thing," said Phillips. "We also have our 24 hour help line, [the show] goes to fund that, and support groups that we sponsor."

Our own Karla Heath-Sands and Ben Roberts hosted the big event, which was earlier this month.

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