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Lights. Camera. Dance for Breast Cancer!
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | September 02, 2011
West Columbia, S.C. – Hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees and several breast cancer survivors will gather outside on our hospital campus Tuesday night, September 6th, to dance in a video for the national Medline “Pink Glove Dance” video contest. The Pink Glove dance is a national phenomenon designed to raise awareness about breast cancer and prevention. The organization with the winning video in the contest will receive $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity of its choice.
The Lexington Medical Center employees and cancer survivors will dance to a choreographed routine to the Katy Perry song “Firework.” They will be wearing pink gloves and waving pink glow sticks. Dance lessons and filming begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. The video shoot is expected to last until approximately 9:30 p.m.
The original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in 2009 in Portland, Oregon with hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness. That video received more than 13 million You Tube views and spawned hundreds of pink glove dance videos across the country. Additionally, the dance has been featured on national television news programs.
Medline Industries Incorporated, a company that manufactures pink gloves, filmed the first video. You can view a sample Pink Glove Dance video on our hospital blog at http://blog.lexmed.com. The response to the videos from health care workers, cancer survivors and family members around the world has been overwhelming and heartwarming.
Lexington Medical Center’s video will be posted on www.pinkglovedance.com on October 3rd. Visitors to the site can vote on their favorite video.
News reporters and photographers are encouraged to provide coverage of this fun and important event. Members of the media who will attend should contact Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager at Lexington Medical Center, for assistance including lining up interviews with video participants and breast cancer survivors. Her cell phone number is 803-447-3122.
We hope to see you on Tuesday!
Lexington Medical Center, in West Columbia, S.C., anchors a county-wide health care network that includes six community medical centers throughout Lexington County and employs a staff of 5,900 health care professionals. The network also includes comprehensive cardiovascular care, an occupational health center, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas and more than 60 physician practices. At its heart is the 414-bed state-of-the-art Lexington Medical Center, with a reputation for the highest quality care. Lexington Medical Center won “Best Hospital” by readers of The State for ten years in a row, “Best Hospital” by readers of the Free Times, "Best Place to Have a Baby" by readers of Palmetto Parent, the "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation and the prestigious “Summit Award” from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction.