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‘Dancing’ event went off well

To the Journal editor:

On behalf of the Upper Peninsula Hospice Foundation Board and the many volunteers, dance couples and sponsors, I would like to thank the community for their support of the Dancing with our Stars event this year. Over 900 people attended over the two nights of performances, and we very much appreciated every person that filled those seats!

The dance professionals and their dancers this year did a remarkable job with the Disney theme. After what was probably the most competitive show ever dance-wise Daniele and Luke Miljour took home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy, our Fan Favorite couple are Jackie and Dave Martin and our dance couple voted Congeniality Award winners were Breck and Erick Brooks! Through our first 7 years, this fundraiser has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars to support hospice patients and their families, with sponsors covering the production cost of the event.

We look forward to new and returning cast members, new dances and always a fun surprise or two for next year!

CYNTHIA NYQUIST, president

U.P. Hospice Foundation