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BRAvo 2016: Dancing With Our Docs back for another year

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Find It, Treat It, Beat ItMOUNT CLEMENS, Mich.—After its highly-successful and crowd-pleasing debut last year, Dancing With Our Docs returns for another year at BRAvo 2016, the McLaren Macomb event to raise funds and awareness for women’s health initiatives. Now in its seventh year, BRAvo for Women has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide much-needed services to a number of women’s health initiatives.

With BRAvo 2016 hosted on Oct. 4 at Penna’s of Sterling in Sterling Heights, the Dancing With Our Docs feature pairs cancer survivors with McLaren Macomb physicians for a spirited, choreographed dance, awarding a "winner” based on the amount of donations raised from the capacity crowd.

“We knew it would be something new and fresh last year, but I don’t thing we ever thought it would be as outstanding and rewarding as it was for everyone involved,” said Pat Keigher, regional director of cancer services and founding member of BRAvo. “We’re very thankful to the survivors and doctors who are participating this year.”

The BRAvo 2016 Dancing With Our Docs pairs:
Dr. Carl and Mrs. Penny Pesta
Dr. Albert Przybylski and Kathy Lauinger
Dr. Sanjay Vora and Wendy Pagano
Dr. Patrick Flaherty and Dena Achille

Now in its seventh year, BRAvo has built its reputation as the premier women’s health event in Macomb County

Also back this year will be great food, drink and live entertainment, the silent auction of artfully-decorated bras signed by national celebrities—a BRAvo favorite—along with live auctions, raffles and much more.

With hundreds of supporters in attendance, 99.5 WYCD’s Linda Lee will be leading the evening’s festivities.

For more information or to order tickets, visit To learn more about cancer care provided at the Karmanos Cancer Center at McLaren Macomb, Ted B. Wahby Caner Center, visit

About McLaren Macomb
In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, or subscribe to our blog

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the state. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at