If you’ve ever hoped to see a CEO attempt the cha cha, you’ll have your chance a few Saturdays from now.
And don’t worry, it’s all for a good cause – beyond entertainment.
The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel will host the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dancing with the Stars-themed gala on April 5.
Here are a few of the Baltimore-area businesspeople, chosen for their community leadership, who are scheduled to compete:
- Dr. Majid Fotuhi of Life Bridge Health, Brain & Spine Institute, and wife Bita
- Heather Keller, nurse, yoga instructor and one of Baltimore magazine’s 2008 top singles
- Peter Rabins, M.D., Johns Hopkins University, and wife Karen
- Molly A.G. Shattuck, wife of Mayo Shattuck III, CEO of Constellation Energy, and a former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader
- Samuel Ross, M.D., CEO of Bon Secours Health System, and wife Carolyn
- Diane Lyn, co-host of 101.9 Lite FM’s Baltimore’s Morning Show
- Brandy Washington, daughter of previous winners Meadow Lark and former Washington Redskin Joe Washington
The dancers will take lessons prior to the event, and will have the choice of performing a Latin or ballroom number.
They can win trophies, of course, but the most prized reward: online votes from friends, family and colleagues, which cost one dollar each and benefit the association. Last year online votes totaled $88,000. At the time of this post, just over $2,600 was raised.
If you’d like to see the spectacle up close, tickets are $300 per person and corporate sponsorships are available.
JACKIE SAUTER, Web Editor