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More than half a million votes have been cast for the 139 videos competing in Medline Industries, Inc.'s national Pink Glove Dance video competition. The competition features more than 17,000 people from across the country -- from hospital CEOs showing "moves like Jagger" and a fire chief bringing new meaning to fireworks by shaking his groove thing to Katy Perry's hit song -- all dancing in pink gloves in the name of breast cancer awareness.
Sponsored by Medline -- the creator of the YouTubeÂ® sensation Pink Glove Dance and maker of the pink gloves -- the national competition includes submissions from hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other organizations from 40 states and Canada.
Below are links to the 10 videos with the most votes so far.
Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, SC
Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY
http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-140 Victoria Hospital, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-101 LewisGale Hospital Montgomery with VT Marching, Blacksburg, VA
http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-61 Christus St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, TX
http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-5 Western Baptist Hospital, Paducah, KY
http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-25 Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, VA
San Juan Medical Foundation, Farmington, NM
http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-71 Winslow Indian Healthcare Center, Winslow, AZ
http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-38 Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Three winners will be announced on Friday, October 28. The first place team will receive a $10,000 donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice.
"We are blown away with our support and voting numbers, which have been a huge surprise," says Tricia James, development specialist at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Ohio. "We were never looking to place in the competition; our goal was just to complete a well-done video to promote breast cancer education and awareness. We feel so blessed to be involved in this great project!"
For every case of Medline's Generation PinkÂ® gloves purchased, Medline will donate $1.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to fund free mammograms for underserved women. To date, Medline has donated more than $800,000 to the NBCF.