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Dancing Like the Stars Highlight: Allen Adams

Posted Feb. 28, 2013, at 2:54 p.m.

Allen Adams: A Star is Born?

BANGOR, ME – As a writer, Allen Adams never pictured himself learning the rumba to fight breast cancer… but he is now. Never one to fear making a fool of himself, Allen has agreed to perform as one of the local celebrity dancers for Susan G. Komen Maine’s Dancing Like the Stars. The event will take place on Saturday, March 9th at Gracie Theatre at Husson University.

Allen Adams has spent the last five years covering arts, entertainment, sports and whatever else sounded interesting at the time for The Maine Edge. He makes frequent appearances onstage with the Penobscot Theatre Company (where he has done his share of dancing, including once in a fat suit) and is also a founding member of the improv comedy troupe The Focus Group.

Fans can support Allen 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” prior to the event online.

Vote for Allen at http://maine.info-komen.org/goto/allen_adams or purchase tickets to the show at http://www.komenmaine.org. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Hero’s Sports Grill in the Penobscot Plaza in Bangor or the Komen Maine office at 12 Acme Road, Brewer, as well as at the door of the event.

Eight local celebrity dancers will compete for the top prize along with dance coaches provided by the Back Door Dance Studio. In addition to Allen Adams, our 2013 dancers are: Dolly Perkins from Realty of Maine, Andre Cushing, State Senator and from ERA Dawson Bradford, Andrew Hamilton from Eaton Peabody, John Osborne from Hollywood Casino, Dorian Daniels from I-95, Melissa Kim from WLBZ-2 and Nichi Farnham, a local community leader.

Due to the annual success of the Race for the Cure and other fundraising efforts like Dancing Like the Stars, the Komen Maine Affiliate has invested nearly $2.6 million for education, screening and treatment programs and over $750,000 for breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program. The community grants program is the backbone of the local affiliate, but their impact reaches far beyond those programs, including breast health education offerings and community organizing.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise: to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.

For additional information about the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, visit their website at www.komenmaine.org or find them on Facebook (facebook.com/komenmaine) and Twitter (@komenmaine).

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