SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline

August 20, 2010 11:14 ET

Casting Call: All Breast Cancer Survivors and Caregivers Who Want to Be Part of the Next Pink Glove Dance Video

Video Shoot Takes Place Sunday, August 22, 9:00 a.m., Northerly Island

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) - Medline Industries, Inc., the company that produced the original Pink Glove Dance, is looking for breast cancer survivors and caregivers in the Chicago area who want to be part of the next Pink Glove Dance video. The original video has become an internet sensation, generating more than 11 million views on YouTube since its release last November. The video features healthcare workers at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Ore. dancing while wearing pink gloves. Medline, based in Mundelein, Ill., is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the country.

When and where will it be?
Filming will take place Sunday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Northerly Island (formerly Meigs Field), just south of Adler Planetarium and east of Soldier Field.

What are the qualifications to participate?
Participants need to be breast cancer survivors or healthcare workers and willing to dance wearing pink gloves. No special dancing skills required. A choreographer will be there to teach simple routines.

How long will it take?
Approximately two hours.

How do I sign up?
Details of the video shoot and registration can be found online at www.pinkglovedance.com.
Although participants can just show up on the day of the event, participants are encouraged to register online. 

Why is this video being made?
The first video was created to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and the importance of the healthcare worker who takes care of breast cancer patients. It was so successful and generated so much positive attention that hospitals around the country inquired about participating in the next video. So the idea of a sequel was developed that not only included hospital workers but breast cancer survivors too. 

Why pink exam gloves?
As a way to extend Medline's breast cancer awareness campaign, the company developed a pink glove called Generation Pink™. Gloves are also the first point of contact between the healthcare worker and the patient. And, the fact the glove is pink, Medline hoped would get people talking about breast cancer. When the gloves were launched in October, Medline committed to donating $1 of every case purchased to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund mammograms for individuals who cannot afford them. In the past five years, Medline has donated almost $500,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

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