When singer Sarah Swain, president of Cape Wellness Collaborative, first heard the words “Dancing with the Docs” during a Cape Cod Healthcare meeting to discuss fundraising opportunities, she nearly jumped with joy and immediately said, “Let’s do this.”
Inspired by the popular TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” the black-tie gala fundraiser on March 4 at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee will feature 10 Cape Cod physicians paired with locally trained dancers. A panel of three experts, including a ballroom judge, will be judging the performances. Viewers will also have a chance to vote for their favorite doctors through an app on their phone. “We knew we had to do some kind of gala for Cape Wellness,” says Swain. “But we didn’t want to do just another dinner with a live auction.”
Each dance will last about a minute and half and will range from tango, waltz and swing to country western, salsa and fox trot.
Founded in 2014, Cape Wellness Collaborative has helped more than 160 cancer patients by distributing $60,000 in therapies such as massage, yoga, acupuncture. All proceeds from the lively fundraiser will benefit CWC.
“ ‘Dancing with the Docs’ has such a ring to it,” says Tracy Anderson, a dancer who will perform salsa moves with surgeon Kate Dalton, a member of the board of directors at CWC. “There’s so many people who love and enjoy dance on the Cape.” –Lisa Leigh Connors
“Dancing with the Docs” will be performed in front of a live audience at 6 p.m. on March 4 at Willowbend Country Club, 130 Willowbend Drive, Mashpee. You can also watch the performances at viewing parties around the Cape or from home on local cable channel 17. For more information, visit dwtdcapecod.com or facebook.com/dwtdcapecod.