The Independence Center recently held its 10th annual Dancing with the St. Louis Stars Event at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Dancing with the St. Louis Stars is a star-studded fundraiser and dance competition that raises money for Independence Center, a St. Louis nonprofit committed to restoring the lives of adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Each participant is paired with a professional dancer and performs in front of a crowd of more than 650 people. This year’s dancers were Mark Bulanda and Angie Brooks, Matt Geekie and Nina Middendorf, Nancy Gilbride and David Scherer, Lauren Herring and Robert McKenney, Carmen Jacob and Michael Fitzgerald, Dan Rothery and Roxanne Maier, DeAndra Smith and Emily Wehrman. All of the couples put on stellar performances and campaigned for votes to raise a phenomenal amount of money the will restore the lives of hundreds of individuals living with severe and chronic mental illness. Claire Kellet with KMOV TV served as Mistress of Ceremonies.