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ARMC Pink Glove Dance aids breast cancer fight
Some walk. Some run. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center staff danced to celebrate cancer survivors for ARMC’s entry in the 2015 Pink Glove Dance competition. The Pink Glove Dance raises awareness and funds for the early detection of breast cancer.
“This year’s video submission has a decidedly more serious tone,” says Deborah Pease, assistant hospital administrator, professional services. “We are aiming to tell the story of one person’s journey with breast cancer. We’re hoping to let folks know they are not alone on this journey.”
Back in 2009, Medline Industries, Inc. turned everyday exam gloves from green to pink. This sparked the beginning of the company’s breast cancer education campaign. The introduction of the pink gloves helps take the fear out of detection exams and reminds nurses about the importance of creating a comfortable, friendly and open dialogue with their patients. A few years later, Medline created the Pink Glove Dance video competition, bringing together nearly 200,000 healthcare professionals, patients and communities to celebrate hope for a cure and honor all who have been affected by the disease through the joy of dancing. More than 16 million YouTube views later, the Medline Pink Glove Dance competition has inspired nearly 1,000 dance videos and raised nearly $1 million for breast cancer charities nationwide.
“We have been part of this national competition for many years in the service of raising awareness for the early detection of breast cancer and to help raise funds for research and prevention,” Pease said. “As health care
professionals, we encourage regular screenings and support our own staff and patients who have survived breast cancer.”
Logon and view the video and vote for ARMC. Also, encourage your friends to vote by sharing this link on social media.
Voting runs through Sept. 23.