2015 Dancing With Our Stars Shined Bright

Gala Lights Up the Westin

Audience members let everyone know what was on their minds during the dance competition.

Audience members let everyone know what was on their minds during the dance competition. Photos courtesy of Stacy Erickson Photography.

Nearly 500 people dressed up and stepped out to support the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona’s premier gala, May 8, 2015. They filled the ballroom at the Westin La Paloma and cheered on their favorite dance teams, with a fervor.

All 11 dance teams showed off what heart and determination can do and the crowd showed their appreciation for the unbridled entertainment the duos provided.

Donna Fulton, MD and her partner John Caballero swung away with the People's Choice Award.

Donna Fulton, MD and her partner John Caballero swung away with the People’s Choice Award.

By the end of the night four of the Diaper Bank’s Stars walked away with awards for their renditions of  particular dance styles and of course only one could be the Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment People’s Choice Award winner. Tucson Medical Center’s Donna Fulton, MD and her partner John Caballero danced away with the top honor when all the votes were in and counted.

By night’s end Fulton was also the winner of the swing contest, Alacia Sooter and her partner Andrew Piorkowski took the title for the tango, Erin Christiansen and Luke Aldrich were the top foxtrotters of the evening and Randi Dorman and Miro Tymosiak were the samba champs.

So many people contributed to the success of the Diaper Bank’s premier fundraiser. Please check out the photos below and see the faces of the “angels” who help us, help them. A big debt of gratitude is owed to Stacy Erickson Photography for capturing the event before and after.

A special thanks goes out to all who made this possible:

Studio: Studio West School of Dance

Judges: Joseph Rodgers, Cheryl-Ann Rossi and Mariyana Vasileva

The Committee:

Co-chairpersons: Anne Fulton-Cavett and Milena Vari.

Members: Michelle Anthony, Kristin Ashdown, Diane Brown, Amelia Klawon, Sheila McGinnis, Heather Ingram, Rachele Peterson, Paola Reyes and Cara Reynolds.

Sponsors make it all possible thank you

 Title Sponsor: TMC

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People’s Choice Award Sponsor:
Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment

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