The Stars, the drama, the glamour and the glitter are back as The Upper Peninsula Hospice Foundation proudly presents the Third Annual “Dancing with the Stars Marquette County Style.” Dancing with the Stars Marquette County Style will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Forest Roberts Theatre on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Doors open at 5:00 PM with the show beginning at 7:00 PM. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. The fundraiser will benefit the Upper Peninsula Hospice Foundation and its programs. 100% of proceeds raised will be donated back to Hospice patients and their families!
The Foundation supports the “Make-A-Memory” program which is a mini-version of the nationally recognized Make-a-Wish Foundation. Support has helped to create family reunions, fishing trips, or building a wheelchair ramp to enable a family to be mobile once again. The foundation provides technology such as hearing aids and tablet computers for better communication with family and friends. The foundation has facilitated one person’s dream to meet the President of the United States, and another’s commitment to be the Matron of Honor at her Great-Granddaughters wedding, albeit, virtually through the use of an iPad that transported her to a California beach.
Marquette County dance professionals have come together to help local “Stars” compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. Local “Stars” will soon be practicing for the big event with online video updates of their progress. There will also be a Fan Favorite Award given the evening of the performance to the “Star” couple that collects the most online votes from March 9, 2015 through May 21, 2015 at www.uphomehealth.org.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Monday, March 9, 2015. Please call 906-225-4545 for more information.