October 19, 2011
SUMNER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER STARS IN OWN PINK GLOVE DANCE VIDEO TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
SRMC Hopes to Win Medline’s National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition
Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC) needs your vote to win Medline Industries, Inc’s national Pink Glove Dance video competition. More than 200 staff members at SRMC are starring in their own Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention. Voting ends this Friday, October 21.
The video is posted on www.pinkglovedance.com, along with the videos of the other 135 participants to be viewed and voted on by the public (voting requires a Facebook® account).
The winner will receive a $10,000 donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice with second place receiving $5,000 and third place $2,000. The winners will be announced October 28 on www.pinkglovedance.com.
“Breast cancer has invaded the lives of too many in our community, and for this we chose to wave our hands,” said Donna Henderson, RN, a Surgical Services Nurse at SRMC who coordinated SRMC’s Pink Glove Dance. “We selected the song ‘Dynamite’ as a way of showing our desire to ‘blow’ cancer out of our lives through early detection. We chose to dance in honor of survivors and for those who fought a good fight.”
The song used in SRMC’s video was “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, which the artist granted permission to use specifically for the Pink Glove Dance competition.
Medline, the makers of the pink gloves, premiered the original Pink Glove Dance video in November 2009, which featured 200 Portland, Ore., hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Today, the video has more than 13 million views on YouTube® and has spawned hundreds of pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events across the country. A sequel was produced last October featuring 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors throughout North America.
Medline donates a portion of each sale of the pink gloves to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). To date, Medline has donated more than $800,000 to the NBCF to fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them.
With just a few days left to vote, the competition so far has attracted more than 500,000 votes, more than one million people have viewed the videos and more than 17,000 people from all walks of life participated in the videos.
About Sumner Regional Medical Center
Sumner Regional Medical Center, a progressive, 155-bed acute care facility in Gallatin, Tenn., is the flagship hospital of HighPoint Health System. The hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, women’s and rehabilitative services and has been serving the communities of Sumner County and beyond for more than 50 years. To learn more, visit www.MySumnerMedical.com.
About MedlineAs the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, Medline is focused on helping to improve the quality of care for patients and residents. Breast cancer awareness is a natural extension of Medline’s corporate mission to help save lives through the early detection of breast cancer. (Visit www.medline.com/breast-cancer-awareness for details). Based in Mundelein, Ill., Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets.
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