Tyler AIDS Services kicks off '2010 Dancing with the Tyler Stars'

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by Cathy Krafve with Tyler AIDS Services:

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler celebrities and their dance instructors will gather May 3rd for the annual Kick-Off for the "2010 Dancing with the Tyler Stars" to benefit Tyler AIDS Services (TAS). Between now and the Gala event in October, each pair will commit to endless hours of practice to secure the trophies, along with the bragging rights, that go with honors.

The stars have been waiting in eager anticipation to find who they will be paired with for the competition, according to organizers. The ballroom dance competition will be part of the 5th annual "Dancing with the Tyler Stars" to be held at Villa Di Felicita on Saturday, October 9th. The evening will include the competition, dinner, and dancing for all.

Stars participating this year are Elizabeth Clyde, Homemaker and Community Volunteer; Dr. Laura O'Halloran, Plastic Surgeon; Yvette Brunette, State Farm Insurance Agent/Owner; Anissa Centers, KLTV News Anchor. The men include Dr. David DiPaolo, UT Tyler Health System Radiologist; Dr. Chris Freeman, Dentist/Owner of Rice Road Dental; Mundo Villapudua, Co-owner of Villa Montez; and Coleman Swierc, KLTV Sports Anchor.

"Tyler Aids Services is fortunate to have a dazzling group of stars for their 5th annual event on October 9th. Their commitment to keeping East Texans healthy by calling attention to the AIDS virus is admirable and greatly appreciated," says Margaret Perkins, Chairman of '2010 Dancing With the Tyler Stars.' "We are thankful for the time and effort that Sal Landeros and Zayjean Clark have put into this grand event from the beginning. Their efforts have paved the way for another exciting and successful event this year."

TAS serves a 32 county area, providing a wide-range of resources for those who live with HIV/AIDS and for their families and educating the community about prevention.

Ricardo Viloria of Bachus Import and brothers, Carlos and Mundo Villapudua, co-owners of Villa Montez, will co-host the Kick-Off event. Music will be provided by the TJC Jazz Ensemble.

Those interested in tickets and sponsorships for "2010 Dancing with the Tyler Stars" Gala event in October, should contact the TAS office now for more information at 903.592.0757.