What a blast we had at Bacoa’s fourth annual Dancing with the Barrington Stars virtual event on February 6. It was so much fun watching the amazing dance routines and hearing the dancers talk about their commitment to Bacoa and aging adults in our community.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

People’s Choice Award—Given to the couple who raised the most funds for Bacoa as of Friday, February 5: Amy and Dr. Jim Kane and Pooja and Dr. Raja Chatterji. Both couples raised more than $20,000 before the event. 

Ballroom Champions Award—For the couple who raised the most money for Bacoa on the day of the event: Angela and Dr. Reinhold Llerena

Judge’s Choice Award—Chosen by the team at Bataille Academie of the Danse: Judy and Peter Gibbons

Bacoa Ambassador Award—Goes to the couple whose fun-loving spirit during this process most embodies Bacoa’s commitment to serve the community: Kate and Lee Duncan

Thank you all who participated – either as a coveted sponsor, an enthusiastic and talented dancer, a friend, a supporter, a lover of giving back to the amazing community we enjoy, or someone who really wanted the stocked bar cart or the beautiful diamond necklace.

We sold 523 tickets; had more than 530 donors and raised nearly $240,000! There were 19 different watch parties—not only in this area but also ones held in California, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia. 

Thank you to all from the Bacoa staff, board, and aging adults we help. We can’t wait to see you again next year.