Thousands of people across America - from healthcare professionals, breast cancer survivors and firemen to teachers, policeman and NFL football players - have been hard at work choreographing pink glove dances in support of the fight against breast cancer and Medline’s fourth annual Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, 2014, the public is invited to join in the effort and vote for their favorite pink glove dance video at www.pinkglovedance.com.
The Medline Pink Glove Dance competition is the only campaign of its kind that has brought together hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, patients and communities to celebrate life and hope for a cure. It’s also the only competition to honor all who’ve been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing.
The winning videos will be chosen in each of three categories: Healthcare System; Standalone Healthcare Provider; and Non-Healthcare Organization. First place in each category will receive $10,000 from Medline and designated to the breast cancer charity of choice. Second place will win $5,000 for their charity. The overall winner will also receive an additional $5,000 for their charity for a total of $15,000.
Voting is open for anyone in the United States, Canada and Panama. Separate competitions are also held in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Winners will be announced on Oct. 2, 2014.
Back in 2009, Medline turned everyday exam gloves from green to pink and launched an aggressive breast cancer education campaign to help take the scary out of detection exams and remind nurses about the importance of creating a comfortable, friendly and open dialogue with their patients. Later that year, the original Medline Pink Glove Dance video premiered and featured 200 Portland, Ore. hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Today the video has nearly 14 million views on YouTube®.
With so many organizations wanting to participate in their own video, Medline created the Pink Glove Dance video competition in 2011. Since then, the competition has brought together nearly 200,000 healthcare professionals, patients and communities to celebrate and honor all who have been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing. More than 20 million YouTube® views later, the Medline Pink Glove Dance competition has inspired more than 1,000 dance videos and donated nearly $2.5 million to help support essential programs and services for those in need including education, access to diagnostic breast care services, and provide nurturing support services through the National Breast Cancer Foundation and other charitable organizations across the country.
Source: Medline Industries, Inc.