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Augusta’s Got Talent contestant deadline is Jan. 13.

The Alzheimer’s Association is on the lookout for Augusta’s Next Talent Star in May, and the deadline to enter the competition is Jan. 13.

Each year, the Augusta community brings its brightest stars together for the Alzheimer’s Association Gala event, Augusta’s Got Talent. This event, formerly known as Dancing Stars of Augusta, is an ongoing
fundraising competition that culminates the night of the gala where our fundraisers, local Star Talent,
showcase their talent center stage to vie for the title of “Augusta’s Next Talent Star,” according to a news release from the Alzheimer’s Association.

The association is currently casting for its 2023 event and is looking for both individual and group talent including but not limited to singers, dancers, bands, instrumentalists, actors, acrobatics, poets, comedians and magicians.

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‘”These individuals not only need to shine on stage but also have the desire to be champions for Alzheimer’s Disease by raising both funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association leading up to the event on Friday, May 12 at the Columbia County Performing Arts Center,” the release said.

Applications are available here. Space is limited to, and applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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“More than 6.5 million people in the United States are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease
with more than 11 million Americans providing unpaid care for them. Alzheimer’s kills more people
each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined and as of today, there is no cure for the
disease,” the release said.

Funds raised through the Augusta’s Got Talent event help push the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association forward by funding research, advancing public policy and providing local support for people living with the disease and their caregivers.

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