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Local leaders to perform fancy footwork at charity gala

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
  • 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

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.