StarStruck 2013 Celebrity Dancers Announced

Marquee Dancing Gala slated for March 23

                  Thursday, October 4, 2012, Fort Myers, Fla The cast of celebrity dancers for StarStruck 2013 was announced Wednesday evening at a kickoff celebration held at Angelina’s Ristorante in Bonita Springs.

StarStruck, the main fundraiser for the American Red Cross, Florida’s Southern Gulf Region, is in its seventh year and is now a premier gala in southwest Florida.

StarStruck 2013 will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs.

Each year, several local business leaders and philanthropists, with little or no prior dancing experience, are chosen to compete both in fundraising and on the ballroom dance floor. Each celebrity is paired with a professional ballroom dancer and will train for months leading up to the event. This year’s celebrity dancer cast includes:

  • Glenn Bradley, Coldwell Banker RRE, Naples
  • Sharon DeLaura, Spa by Sharon M, Naples
  • Denny Grimes, Denny Grimes & Co., Fort Myers
  • Steven Leonard, Port Royal Jewelers, Naples
  • Shelly Osterhout, Computer Solutions of America, Fort Myers
  • Nannette Staropoli, MarkIT Group, Bonita Springs
  • Helen Wagner, The Pilates Scoop, Naples

To contribute to a dancer’s fundraising goal, purchase seats to the event or learn more about StarStruck 2013 or the American Red Cross, please visit or call the Lee chapter (239-278-3401) or the Collier chapter (239-596-6868).


About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to people affected by disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at


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