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Dr. Anthony D'Alessandro and Donna Katen-Bahensky Strut Their Stuff

UPDATE: Tony Manero? No, Tony D’Alessandro. Dr. D’Alessandro showed off his newly-acquired ballroom dance moves at the NKF Spotlight on Life Gala in Milwaukee on January 29.

Click here to watch footage of Dr. D’Alessandro practicing his paso doble and discussing the importance of this event.

Yes, that’s right! These two super stars are hitting the dance floor in
a Dancing with the Stars type competition at the NKF Spotlight on Life
this coming Saturday, January 29, 2011.

Read more about their efforts on the UW Health website by clicking on the link below:

Dance Gala to Benefit Team Wisconsin

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Intercontinental Hotel, downtown Milwaukee

Celebrity dancers include:

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD
President & CEO
Medical College of Wisconsin

Colleen McCarthy, RN, BSN
Director, Organ and Tissue Donation
BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Cinthia S. Christensen
Executive Vice President
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Cathy Buck, RN, MS
Executive Vice President, Operations
Froedtert Hospital

Ajay K. Sahajpal, MD
Abdominal Transplant Surgeon
Aurora-St. Lukes

Donna Katen-Bahensky
President & CEO
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Anthony D’Alessandro, MD
Interim Chair, Division of Transplantation, UW Hospital & Clinics
Medical Director, UW Health Organ Procurement Organization
UW-Health Organ Procurement Organization

Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Dancer Awards and the Spotlight on Life Awards. Celebrity judges will determine the winners of the Dancer Awards based on the dancers’ style, technique and execution of the dance routine.

The Spotlight on Life Award is given to the institution earning the most votes through online submissions and at the Gala. Online submissions will be accepted through January 28. Votes are $1.00 donation per vote, and can be made on the Gala’s website:

2011 Spotlight on Life Gala

Whether or not you’re able to attend, this is your opportunity to show your gratitude for the efforts of Dr. D’Alessandro and Donna Katen-Bahensky. It is also a wonderful way to remember or honor a special person or to just show your support for donation awareness. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System