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Final Voting Underway!
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | October 20, 2011
Lexington Medical Center Holds Close Lead in Votes
for “Pink Glove Dance” Video Contest
West Columbia, S.C. – With one day of voting left, Lexington Medical Center holds a very close lead in a national video competition called the “Pink Glove Dance” designed to raise awareness about breast cancer. Hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees including several breast cancer survivors gathered on the hospital campus to dance in pink gloves for the contest. The organization with the winning video in the contest will receive $10,000 to donate to a breast cancer charity of its choice. We need your help to win!
As of Thursday, October 20th, Lexington Medical Center’s video had more than 52,000 votes, with its closest competitor, a hospital in Rochester, New York, trailing close behind. Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital in South Carolina in the competition.
You can view Lexington Medical Center’s video and vote for it by going to www.lexmed.com and clicking on “Watch Us Dance Cancer Away!” Or, you can go directly to http://pinkglovedance.com/competition/entry-39. Vote for the video by clicking “Like” with your Facebook account. Please vote today, share the video with your friends and ask them to vote, too!
LexingtonMedical Center’s video has become a “healthy” viral phenomenon, with more than 100,000 You Tube views. It features real hospital employees, some of whom are breast cancer survivors themselves. It is both inspiring and uplifting.
In the video, Lexington Medical Center employees and cancer survivors danced to a choreographed routine to the Katy Perry song “Firework.” They wore pink gloves and waved pink glow sticks. In addition, clinicians and staff from around the hospital danced in their departments.
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. The response to the videos from health care workers, cancer survivors and family members around the world has been overwhelming and heartwarming. Learn more about www.pinkglovedance.com.
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 5,200 health care professionals. The network also includes the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas, two occupational health centers and more than 40 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.