We would like to thank everyone who supported the eleventh annual Dancing with the Rockford Stars fundraiser presented by OSF HealthCare on Nov. 17 to benefit Family Counseling Services. Thanks to all who came out to Giovanni’s, who provided a sponsorship, purchased a ticket, donated an auction item, bid on a live auction item and just contributed to the overall good time we all had.

A special thanks goes out to the dancers who gave of their time and talent and raised revenues for FCS. The Judge’s Choice Mirror Ball Trophy was presented to Erin and Chris Brady. The People’s Choice Mirror Ball Trophy was presented to Jeff and Dawn Glass. Many thanks to all our dancers, Brent Soltys and Collen Grace, Karyn and Kevin Schwitters, Mike and Jenifer Paterson and Steve and Maureen Solverson. And, of course, our event partner Arthur Murray Dance Studio, without whom this event would not be possible!

Funds raised at this year’s event will help FCS provide professional counseling services to those underserved individuals in our community without insurance or means.

A heartfelt thank you to our Presenting Sponsor OSF HealthCare and to all our major sponsors: Northern Illinois Optical, Orthodontic Experts, Anthony Alexander Diamonds, Greenlee, Citizens Finance, V2 Marketing Communications, Specialty Screw Corp., OrthoIllinois, Fitzgerald Equipment, Dady & Hoffman, Smile Events, Thermo Fisher and Williams McCarthy. And, to our Media Sponsors B103 Radio, the Rockford Register Star and WTVO/WQRF.

Over 65 percent of Family Counseling Service clients pay the lowest hourly rate on our sliding fee scale. They are people who ride the bus or walk to our offices. They are people who overcome great fear and hardship to ask for our help. Your help, your support of the Dancing with the Rockford Stars event, has helped ensure that we can continue to provide this help when they walk through our doors. Thanks to all for making Dancing with the Rockford Stars our best event ever!

— Stan Goral, event chair, Family Counseling Services