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It Must Be Glove: Dancing Begins Friday!
Posted by: Jennifer Wilson, Public Relations Manager | September 05, 2012
West Columbia, S.C. – For the second year in a row, Lexington Medical Center is entering the international Pink Glove Dance video contest sponsored by Medline Industries, Inc. The project honors cancer survivors and raises awareness about breast cancer. Lexington Medical Center will begin filming groups dancing this Friday, September 7th. News reporters and photographers are cordially invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s dance between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday for coverage of a large group of clinicians and staff members dancing in pink gloves.
“It’s more than a video or a contest. It’s a show of support for everyone in our community who is fighting cancer,” said Mark Shelley, director of Marketing and Advertising at Lexington Medical Center, and Pink Glove Dance coordinator.
In 2011, with more than 60,000 votes and 110,000 You Tube views, Lexington Medical Center clinched the first-ever Pink Glove Dance contest. The hospital beat more than 130 other health care organizations from around the United States and Canada with a dance featuring hundreds of Lexington Medical Center employees dancing with pink gloves.
The dance became so popular, it was featured on national television including ABC World News Tonight and Fox & Friends on the FOX News Network.
This year’s video is a high energy, spirited production filmed around the Midlands, choreographed to the Katy Perry song, “Part of Me,” one of a handful of songs selected by Medline for the contest.
Lexington Medical Center’s 2012 video will feature the compelling story of a Lexington Medical Center nurse who is also a breast cancer survivor. Some of the dancers in the video are Lexington Medical Center employees who are also breast cancer survivors.
Voting for the Pink Glove Dance 2012 is from October 12th to October 26th. You can vote for Lexington Medical Center’s video during that time by hitting “Like” using your Facebook account at www.medline.com or www.lexmed.com
“If the Gamecocks can win back-to-back national baseball championships, maybe we can win back-to-back Pink Glove Dance championships,” said Mike Biediger, President & CEO of Lexington Medical Center.
To view LMC’s winning 2011 Pink Glove Dance video, go to the hospital’s You Tube channel.
You can follow the progress of Lexington Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance on the hospital’s Facebook page, Lexington Medical Center and Twitter account, #LexMedCtr.
Note: Filming on Friday, September 7th will take place inside the North Tower of Lexington Medical Center. Reporters and photographers who would like to attend should contact Jennifer Wilson, LMC Public Relations Manager, at 803-939-4512 or 803-447-3122.
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.