Today is an important day! Voting in the 2012 Pink Glove Dance competition begins today at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.. The hospital is asking everyone in our community to vote for our Pink Glove Dance by going to www.pinkglovedance.com and “Liking” our dance with a Facebook account. A vote for our video is a show of support for cancer survivors everywhere.
For the second year in a row, Lexington Medical Center is entering the international Pink Glove Dance video contest sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc. The project honors cancer survivors and raises awareness about breast cancer.
Our hospital’s 2012 Pink Glove Dance features the compelling story of Lexington Medical Center nurse Amy Kinard of Lexington, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 34. The video is shot in our hospital and around our community – including at a highly-energized Williams-Brice Stadium, on a special pink glove skydiving adventure and inside a rock star celebration of cancer survivors.
“It’s bigger, better, bolder and over-the-top,” said Mark Shelley, director of Marketing at Lexington Medical Center and supervisor of the hospital’s Pink Glove Dance, speaking about the hospital’s 2012 dance.
In total, approximately 1,000 Lexington Medical Center employees dancing to the Katy Perry song “Part of Me” in the video. In addition to high energy and Broadway style choreography, there are special effects, smoke, strobe lights and more. Importantly, the dance features several LMC employees who are breast cancer survivors; they’re wearing t-shirts that say “Survivor from Day 1,” noting the strength and courage of breast cancer patients right from the time of their diagnosis. “Survivor From Day 1” is the theme of this year’s video.
In 2011, with more than 60,000 votes and 110,000 You Tube views, Lexington Medical Center clinched the first-ever Pink Glove Dance contest. The hospital beat more than 130 other health care organizations from around the United States and Canada with a dance featuring hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees dancing with pink gloves.
The dance became so popular, it was featured on national television including ABC World News Tonight and Fox & Friends on the FOX News Network.
“It’s more than a video or a contest. It’s a show of support for everyone in our community who is fighting cancer,” said Shelley.
You can vote for Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance by going to www.pinkglovedance.com and clicking “Like” with your Facebook account. You must have a Facebook account to vote. Please encourage your family and friends to vote for Lexington Medical Center’s video, too.
“If the Gamecocks can win back-to-back national baseball championships, maybe we can win back-to-back Pink Glove Dance championships,” said Mike Biediger, President & CEO of Lexington Medical Center.
Lexington Medical Center is the only Columbia area hospital entering the competition. Voting for the Pink Glove Dance 2012 is from October 12th to October 26th.