Local ‘stars’ will dance to defeat breast cancer

Posted March 06, 2013, at 8:25 a.m.

BANGOR — Andrew Hamilton, an attorney for Eaton Peabody, will soon be the father-of-the-bride.  In an effort to brush up on his dancing skills and prepare for the father-daughter dance at the reception, he happily agreed to perform at the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen’s Dancing Like the Stars at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Gracie Theatre on the campus at Husson University.

Although Hamilton has not lost any anyone in his family to breast cancer, he has had many friends affected by it. Andrew has many important females in his life, and whether they are at home, at work or in the community, he wants them all to know that he will be dancing for them.

Hamilton also wants to make sure that credit is given to his dance partner, Amber Saucier. He said she is a truly exceptional dancer and that he thanks her for being a remarkable teacher.

Hamilton counsels clients in central, northern and coastal Maine regarding land use, environmental and municipal law matters. He has been involved over the years in a number of community efforts, including service as past president of the Katahdin Council, Boy Scouts of America; past senior warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church; and past chairman of the board of trustees of John Bapst Memorial High School. Currently, he serves as board chair-elect of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce and also as a co-chair of the leadership team of Mobilize Eastern Maine. He serves as board chairman for the United Way of Eastern Maine. He is also an enthusiastic member of the Landlords acapella barbershop singing group.

Fans can support Hamilton by purchasing tickets to the show and-or voting for him at $1 per vote.  You don’t have to wait until the night of the event, however.   Dancers are collecting “votes of confidence” online at http://maine.info-komen.org/goto/andy_hamilton  or purchase tickets to the show at http://www.komenmaine.org. Tickets can also be purchased at Hero’s Sports Grill in the Penobscot Plaza in Bangor or the Komen Maine Affiliate office at 12 Acme Road, Brewer, and at the door on the night of the event.

Eight local celebrity dancers, along with dance coaches provided by the Back Door Dance Studio, will compete for the top prize.  In addition to Hamilton, theother dancers are  Dolly Perkins of Realty of Maine, Maine State Sen. Andre Cushing of ERA Dawson Bradford, Allen Adams of The Maine Edge, John Osborne of Hollywood Casino, Dorian Daniels of I-95, Melissa Kim of WLBZ-2 and Nichi Farnham, a local community leader.

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