Central Georgia business leaders Salwa Nashed and Jim Crisp join the Alzheimer’s Association® as the 2022 Event Chairs for Dancing Stars of Central Georgia.

“I am honored to serve as the 2022 Chair for Dancing Stars of Central Georgia”, added Salwa Nashed. “As a supporter of this event for many years and a past Star Dancer, I am so very excited to work alongside our committee this year to bring the best event ever and bring awareness and support to the mission or the Alzheimer’s Association. Everyone deserves to have a memory that lasts a lifetime”, added Nashed.

Salwa practicing for the 2019 Dancing Stars of Central Georgia

Dancing Stars of Central Georgia is an event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. The entire cast will be revealed later this month.

”As we come out of the darkness of COVID , there is such an excitement and joy to once again support and participate the great causes and organizations that mean so much to all of us”, added Jim Crisp. Alzheimer’s Association Dancing Stars of Central Georgia is one of those important community wide events that raises money and awareness of this disease that affects so many lives. I am happy and proud to help rebuild this event here in Macon after cancelling ‘20, and streaming ‘21. What a thrill to return to the dance floor with a live audience and a roster of great local stars”, Crisp added.

Dancing Stars of Central Georgia 2018

Dancing Stars of Central Georgia will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Macon, location yet to be determined. In 2021, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Dancing Stars of Central Georgia went virtual and raised more than $79,000 for the Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs funded by the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We are thrilled to have Salwa back at the helm of the 2022 Dancing Stars of Columbus committee”, added Crystal Trawick, Dancing Stars of Columbus Manager. “With her new co-chair Jim Crisp, they will be an unstoppable duo as they are both dedicated to our mission and we can’t wait to see what will be an amazing evening of excitement”, Trawick added.

Dancing Stars of Central Georgia 2018

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Georgia alone, there are more than 150,000 people living with the disease and 334,000 caregivers.

You can vote online for your favorite dancer at Tables and tickets to the event are also available. Or you can contact Crystal Trawick, event director at or call 706.327.6838.

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Central Georgia area community programs and services, visit 

Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit or call 800.272.3900. 


Published by ALZGA

Sr. Director, Marketing and Communications

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: