Archive | October, 2012

Pink Glove Love

LMC nurse Amy Kinard with Maia Cammisa, third grader at Ballentine Elementary School

Maia Cammisa, third grader at Ballentine Elementary School, visited Lexington Medical Center on October 30th to talk about the Pink Glove Dance and meet the star of this year’s video, LMC nurse Amy Kinard.

Maia, age 7, selected our Pink Glove Dance as the topic for a current events project in her class.  

“You have to get something really cool to put in the current events notebook,” she said.

Maia told us that she knows several women in her community who are breast cancer survivors.  And, there’s a history of breast cancer in her family.

“It’s something that happens to a lot of women,” she said.

Maia first learned about the Pink Glove Dance last year when a woman in her school’s office was diagnosed with breast cancer at LMC.  Students watched the Pink Glove Dance in her honor.

Maia’s favorite part of this year’s video was the skydiving sequence.

Thank you, Maia, for telling your school about our video and raising awareness about breast cancer!

Smart Trick-or-Treat Choices for Halloween

By:  Donna Quirk, MBA, RD, LD
LMC Clinical Nutrition Manager

Halloween is a fun and festive day for kids of all ages.  If you and your family have been making healthier food choices – don’t stop now!  Halloween can still be lots of fun without lots of sugar and fat. Fill your Trick-or-Treat basket with:

  • Individual cereal bars
  • Trail mix with dried fruit and nuts
  • Dark Chocolate kisses
  • Sugar-free gum or herd candy
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Snack packs of raisins
  • Animal crackers
  • Fig cookies
  • Graham crackers
  • Snack pack pudding or fruit
  • Individual packets of low-fat microwave popcorn

Or, go the non-food route with:

  • Stickers
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Rub-on tattoos
  • Small toys
  • Costume jewelry
  • Nickels, dimes, or quarters
  • Anything that Glows!

Even though it’s Halloween, you can continue to build and encourage healthy eating habits and have a fun fall holiday!

Pink Glove Dance Voting Extended to November 2nd!

Medline has extended voting for the Pink Glove Dance Competition until Friday, November 2!

We still have a long way to go and voting for our video has slowed down. Please keep spreading the word to family and friends across the country and encouraging them to vote for us.

You can also bring your friends and family to Lexington Medical Center Gamecock Village and the Lexington Oktoberfest to vote for our video. Pink Glove volunteers will be at Lexington Medical Center Gamecock Village, located next to Williams-Brice Stadium, from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. and Lexington Oktoberfest in downtown Lexington from 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. Both events are this Saturday!

And if you haven’t already, please go to, scroll down the “L-M” page for LMC and click “VOTE” on our video. If you need access to a computer or a Facebook page, please come by Marketing at 107 West Hospital Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We’ll be happy to help you.

It’s because of the incredible support of our LMC family that we’ve come this far. The world is watching, so let’s show them what we’ve got and bring back-to-back National Pink Glove Dance Championships to Lexington Medical Center!