Valeo Founder Asiya and her dance partner, Dr. Bobby Kaufmann stole the show, capturing two awards as well as the collective hearts of their captive audience, with a scintillating performance at the 5th annual Dancing Stars of Atlanta. The one-night benefit was an unprecedented success, as the dance teams collectively raised over $540,000.00 to fight Alzheimer's.
As noted on the Dancing Stars Atlanta Website, "Dancing Stars is an exciting benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. Reinventing the popular show, “Dancing with the Stars”, this fundraising event is comprised of approximately 10 local celebrity dancers paired with 10 professional dancers, all raising funds by gaining votes!"
Asiya and Dr. Kaufmann were the two big winners - taking home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy as well as the People's Choice Award! The victories were especially sweet considering the huge amount of time, training and personal motivation that the duo poured into their performance over the last several months.
Dr. Kaufmann's performance was dedicated to his late father, who passed away in 2002 due to complications from Alzheimer's.
Keeping their nerves and emotions in check, the two performers delivered a crowd-favorite performance, worthy of the recognition they received. While there is no immediate report as to whether the two will team up again for a repeat performance next year, it is safe to say that on a night of Dancing Stars it was the star-studded team from Valeo which shined brightest!