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El Camino Hospital's Pink Gloves Video

Even though the competition has finished, the fight to beat cancer and spread awareness continues.

Close to 150 staff members of participated in the third annual "Pink Glove Dance Video" competition and garnered 2,366 Facebook likes.

That's a little shy of the 61,054 likes that the overall winner Lexington Medical Center.

However, the video clearly shows the commitment of the hospital staff to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention.

According to El Camino Hospital's description of how and why they got involved, it turned out that a breast cancer survivor encourage them to make a video.

While at first reluctant due to understaffing, the hospital staff decided to make the video to honor Heidi–who had a double mastectomy, and is a skin ovarian cancer survivor–and other survivors.

"So, with Heidi as our inspiration (and lead dancer), we rallied more than 150 staff members for the video," read the statement. "To us, Heidi is what the survivor movement is all about."

The original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in November 2009 and featured 200 Portland, OR. hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Today the Medline filmed video has more than 13 million views on YouTube and has spawned hundreds of pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events across the country. A sequel was produced last October featuring 4,000 healthcare workers and breast cancer survivors throughout North America.

Medline, a medical supply company, will donate a portion of each sale of the pink gloves to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). To date, Medline has donated more than $800,000 to the NBCF to fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them.

Nancee Braddock November 03, 2011 at 07:46 PM
I LOVE the video.
Claudia Cruz (Editor) November 03, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Wasn't it fun! I wish I had know about this project earlier and I would have posted it on the site. Maybe more people would have "liked" it on Facebook and they would have won.

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