SOURCE: Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc.

July 01, 2013 11:09 ET

Let's Dance: Europe Joins Medline Pink Glove Dance Video Competition; Contest Starts Today

Winning Video Receives EUR10,000 for Breast Cancer Charity; Competition Features Health Care Workers, Others Dancing With Pink Exam Gloves

MUNDELEIN, IL--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) - Raising awareness for early detection of breast cancer has a new tune -- literally. Medline Industries, Inc., the creators of the international YouTube® sensation Pink Glove Dance® and makers of the pink exam gloves, today officially launched the inaugural 2013 Medline Europe Pink Glove Dance video competition. The competition began in 2011 in the United States and Canada and this is first year that Europe is having its own competition making the Pink Glove Dance a truly global movement. 

To register for the competition and for complete rules, go to The winners will be announced November 15 and will be selected by online public voting. The winning videos will receive a EUR 10,000 (1st prize) and EUR 5,000 (2nd prize) donation respectively in their names from Medline to the breast cancer charity of their choice.

"The Pink Glove Dance has become a huge movement and we're thrilled that Europeans will get a chance to show off their dance moves all for a great cause," said Dave Struve, president, European sales for Medline. "The Pink Glove Dance is such a unique campaign for breast cancer awareness that encourages people in health care and in all other areas of the community to participate."

The participating European countries include: Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Norway, Ireland and Denmark. Additionally, Panama is joining the U.S. and Canada competition for the first time; and New Zealand and Australia are each holding their own competitions.

About The Pink Glove Dance Video
The original Medline Pink Glove Dance video premiered in the United States in November 2009 featuring 200 hospital workers wearing Medline's pink gloves and dancing in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention. Click here to view the original video Today, the original video has almost 14 million views on YouTube® and has been the inspiration for hundreds of pink glove dance videos and breast cancer awareness events worldwide.

For the past two years, Medline has held a national competition to find the best video in North America. Last year, the competition attracted 275 entries and more than 80,000 people in 42 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

About Medline
As the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products in the United States, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Headquartered in Mundelein, Ill., Medline is a leading global health care company providing quality medical and surgical supplies throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Medline has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives worldwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.

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