Published on October 12, 2012
HOSPITAL STARS IN THEIR OWN PINK GLOVE DANCE VIDEO TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
The Pink Glove Dance® is spreading to North Kansas City Hospital. More than 200 staff members are starring in their Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention. The video was submitted to a national competition to determine the most popular Pink Glove Dance video of 2012. The top three winners receive a donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice.
For the 2012 competition, North Kansas City Hospital’s video is posted on pinkglovedance.com along with videos from other participants. Viewer votes determine the winners (voting requires a Facebook® account). The winners will be announced November 2 on pinkglovedance.com. The competition is sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the gloves and producer of the original Pink Glove Dance video.
“Once we saw the videos from last year’s competition, we immediately wanted to get involved to help make a difference at our facility, in our community and even around the country,” says Yvonne Seckington, Vice President Market Development. “Our employees are so excited and inspired to be part of our own Pink Glove Dance. It was a lot of fun to participate in an event that draws positive attention to the stories of breast cancer survivorship and to the ‘never-give-up’ fight to find a cure.”
The history of the Pink Glove Dance
The original Pink Glove Dance video, created by Medline, manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, premiered in November 2009 and featured 200 Portland, Ore., hospital workers wearing Medline’s pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Today, the video has more than 13.5 million views on YouTube® and has inspired hundreds of pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events across the country. Medline is donating a portion of each sale of the pink gloves to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). To date, Medline has donated more than $1 million to the NBCF to fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them.
About North Kansas City Hospital: For over 50 years, North Kansas City Hospital has been at the forefront of providing medical care in the Northland. The Hospital is an acute-care facility with 451-licensed beds with specialties in cardiac care, oncology, women’s health, orthopedics and emergency services. The medical staff includes over 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. For more information, contact North Kansas City Hospital at 2800 Clay Edwards Dr., North Kansas City, MO 64116, on the web at nkch.org, at 816-691-2000 or follow the Hospital on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.