Hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees and several breast cancer survivors will gather outside on our hospital campus Tuesday night, September 6th, to dance in a video for the national Medline “Pink Glove Dance” video contest. The Pink Glove dance is a national phenomenon designed to raise awareness about breast cancer and prevention. The organization with the winning video in the contest will receive $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity of its choice.
The Lexington Medical Center employees and cancer survivors will dance to a choreographed routine to the Katy Perry song “Firework.” They will be wearing pink gloves and waving pink glow sticks. Dance lessons and filming begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. The video shoot is expected to last until approximately 9:30 p.m.
The original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in 2009 in Portland, Oregon with hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness. That video received more than 13 million You Tube views and spawned hundreds of pink glove dance videos across the country. Additionally, the dance has been featured on national television news programs.
Medline Industries Incorporated, a company that manufactures pink gloves, filmed the first video. The response from health care workers, cancer survivors and family members has been overwhelming and heartwarming.
Lexington Medical Center’s video will be posted on www.pinkglovedance.com on October 3rd. Visitors to the site can vote on their favorite video.