Lexington Medical Center is currently in first place in voting for the 2012 Pink Glove Dance competition. As of Monday morning, October 22nd, Lexington Medical Center had 11,900 votes. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center was in 2nd place with 7,096 votes.
While Lexington Medical Center maintains a lead of more than 4,800 votes, Penn State and other organizations are gaining momentum steadily and narrowing the gap. We still have a long way to go in the Pink Glove Dance campaign and anything can happen. Vote for Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance by going to www.pinkglovedance.com, searching on the “L-M” age for LMC and clicking “Vote” on our video. You must have a Facebook account to vote.
As you may know, the Pink Glove Dance website crashed last weekend during the first days of voting – because so many people were trying to log on and vote for their favorite video. As a result, Medline has extended voting until Friday, November 2.
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.
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.
The winner will receive $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity of its choice. Lexington Medical Center would donate its prize money to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, as it did last year.
Lexington Medical Center is the only Columbia area hospital entering the competition. Voting for the Pink Glove Dance 2012 is from October 12th to November 2nd. So, please vote today – and encourage your family and friends to vote too!