MUNDELEIN, Ill., Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It's a close race with only four days remaining in another national election, Medline Industries, Inc.'s national Pink Glove Dance video competition. The competition has already received more than 200,000 votes and three millions views for the 270 videos that feature more than 60,000 people from across the country — from hospital CEOs and elementary school students to sky divers and football players — all dancing in pink gloves in the name of breast cancer awareness.
Sponsored by Medline — the creator of the YouTube® sensation Pink Glove Dance and maker of the pink gloves — the second annual national competition includes submissions from hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other organizations from 42 states, Puerto Rico andCanada.
Below are links to the 10 videos with the most votes so far (not in any particular order):
Voting, which is free and open to anyone with a Facebook® account, continues now through midnight, Friday, November 2. To view the videos and vote, go to www.pinkglovedance.com.
Three winners will be announced on November 9, with the winning video receiving a $10,000 donation in their name to the breast cancer charity of their choice; second place will receive $5,000 and third place $2,000 for their charity.
For every case of Medline's Generation Pink® gloves purchased, Medline will donate $1.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to fund free mammograms for underserved women. To date, Medline has donated more than $1 million to the NBCF.
About Medline's Pink Glove Dance Campaign
The original Pink Glove Dance video premiered in November 2009 and featured 200 Portland, Ore. hospital workers wearing pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Today the video has more than 13.7 million views on YouTube® and has inspired more than 1,000 pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events across the country. Because of the overwhelming response to the original video, a sequel was produced in October 2010 featuring 4,000 health care workers and breast cancer survivors throughout North America. In 2011, the first national Medline Pink Glove Dance Video competition was held, attracting 139 entries from across North America. More than a half million votes were cast with Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, S.C., winning first place and $10,000 to their breast cancer charity of choice, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
"Gloves are the first point of contact between the health care worker and the patient," said Andy Mills, president of Medline. "As a way to extend our breast cancer awareness campaign, we developed a pink glove called Generation Pink®, with the aim of getting people to talk about breast cancer."
Pink Glove Dance® is a registered trademark of Medline Industries, Inc.
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, Medline is focused on helping to improve the quality of care for patients and residents. Breast cancer awareness is a natural extension of Medline's corporate mission to help save lives through the early detection of breast cancer. (Visit www.medline.com/breast-cancer-awareness for details). Based in Mundelein, Ill., Medline manufactures and distributes more than 125,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, physician offices, surgery centers, home care dealers and agencies and other markets.
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