Dancing with the Docs, presented by MD Financial Management and emceed by Graham Richardson and Patricia Boal from Bell Media, is an annual fundraising initiative in support of patient care and research at The Ottawa Hospital. On April 6, 2019 guests were treated to a delicious dinner and an entertaining evening, at the Hilton Lac-Leamy, filled with a variety of dances from salsa to rhumba.
Each year physicians and researchers from The Ottawa Hospital traded their lab coats for dance shoes. After volunteering much of their time training rigorously for months with professional dance partners from Arthur Murray Dance Studio, and fundraising in support of our hospital, the doctors competed for the Medicine Ball trophy in front of 840 guests and a panel of four judges. Each Dancing Doc was judged on both their dance moves and their fundraising efforts. At the end of the night, Dr. Arleigh McCurdy and Dr. Natasha Kekre were crowned the winners of this year's Dancing with the Docs Gala!
We are thrilled to announce a grand total of $455,000 was raised through this incredible, sold-out event.